But at least one conversation between religious believers and members of the group found common ground. Beneath a poster that presented the creationist interpretation of fossils, two students from North Carolina and a man who became religious after being diagnosed with cancer engaged in a polite dialogue about helping others and tolerating differences that drew a crowd.
"Regardless of religion, we both live our lives for the same reasons," said one of the students. "The big thing we have a problem with here is the faulty science."
This story on the creation museum originally quoted a T-shirt slogan as saying "There's probably no God, so get over it." The reporter could not accurately read the entire slogan because the t-shirt was turned inside out and prohibited from display. The correct wording was "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy yourself." It has been corrected in the body of the story.