I don’t think I can.
A newly-retired acquaintance from work is showing herself to be overly religious, and tonight I told her to stop discussing religion because I’m not religious, and I feel she is pushing her religion on me.
If I were to become religious, I’d become a Buddhist, I told her.
She promised that religion will be off the table as a topic next time we meet. I don’t see this working out.
We meet only casually every couple of months for lunch or coffee. She was kind to me after my mom died, but I really can’t stand her overt religiosity. I feel a bit obligated because she called often after my mom died, but now I wonder if she was just wanting to convert me. It has become a chore to see her.
We are both women, and I also suspect she is a closet case. I am not out to her and do not plan to be. I need to get away from her and hoping that tonight was the first step.