I have a friend, we've known each other almost 15 years. I was only a Christian for four years - I made a really rushed commitment, a couple of years down the road, started reading things (the BIble) properly and having big questions and luckily, even though there was lots of pressure not to leave, I "saw the light" and left the Church (it was hard not to once I started thinking for myself!).
I only have one Christian friend now. She is a very genuine person and I have kept her friendship for 15 years. But recently, I've been wondering if we are just friends because we have known each other so long. I find myself constantly having to bite my tounge, otherwise we would end up having full blown arguments. I find it frightening that, in her world, the Bible pervades any kind of other reason. I find it upsetting (and insulting) that I know she still thinks of me as a lost soul and is still praying for me (but then don't I think the same of her?). I find it upsetting that her children are being brainwashed to pray to the invisible God too. I know it is done with sincere motives but that doesn't change the fact I find it upsetting. My question to you all, is I think my friendship might be done, sad as it is. I probably need to have a chat with her but am scared it will all come out wrong and will turn into a slanging match. I don't think a phone conversation or writing a letter is the right way to deal with it either. I'm wondering if anyone else has ever been through this and am looking for a bit of moral support I guess :)