First of all, I would like to state that my intentions are not harmful. Therefore, please do not invade this thread with preachings from the Bible condemning me to Hell. We'll leave that for another thread, if necessary. I mention the fact that my "friend" is a hard-core evangelist only because it helps to provide better context for my situation.
Now, I cut to the chase.
I have this "friend" I met a couple of years back. At the time, I was emotionally vulnerable because I was exploring my place in the world and contemplating the meaning of life. We thought it fun and intellectually-engaging to discuss these things. However, I'm basically an agnostic atheist--no God, no religion.
To humor her, I've made a point of going to her services a few times--to show that I do respect HER. However, I've also made it clear to her that I have no intention of ever following a formal religion--hers particularly. Yet, every time she visits, she tries to guilt-trip me into her religion. She usually ends the conversation with something along the lines of "it's too bad you don't want to be saved" before (literally) walking away.
How can I deal with this? She can be a fun person otherwise, and she has much worth respecting. I've tried telling her that I respect her beliefs and that she doesn't need to worry about me--but this is where I get stuck, logically. I don't really have a good reason to provide, since our belief systems seem (or are) incompatible. Do you think you could help provide me a better reason, without getting into a debate as to whether God exists or not?
Otherwise, I am seriously considering breaking off with her completely because she consistently fails to respect my own beliefs--particularly by trying to guilt-trip me into her religion. The worst part is that she tries to manipulate me because she knows I care about part of her (though that part is shrinking faster and faster!) and that she knows I know she cares about me (she seems to think we are supposed to be God-given soul-mates or something...she evidently thinks about me quite a bit. Besides that, I'm not interested in women.) I will NOT, absolutely NOT, allow myself to be manipulated and guilt-tripped by her, and I wish to find a good way to make that clear to her without making her my enemy.
After all, she is a very smart person, and the last thing I want is an enraged (or disappointed) Evangelist at my back. I don't want to be friends with her, but I don't want to be enemies either. At least she lives a hundred miles away while I'm at college.
How might I best approach this?