How to turn down an invitation to Church from a neighbor?
Okay I will just get to the point. One of our new neighbors came to the house this evening to speak to my husband and introduce himself. I was not dressed and was reluctant to step outside or invite him in, but I did reach my hand out and shake his hand (I normally don’t shake peoples hands) so he didn’t think I was being unneighborly. He then asked if I was going to be home on Sunday (tomorrow) because he wanted to stop by and invite me to church and I said “yes, I’ll be home but I don’t attend church”. He totally ignored me and said that he was coming by tomorrow morning with his wife to invite me to church “Anyway”. He said he I “should meet Jesus”. WTF?!?! Why do Christians feel it necessary to shove their religion down other people’s throats? I am not a christian and I do not attend anyones church. I am a Pagan but I didn’t knock on his door and tell him that he should meet Chango so he needs to come to one of my meetings. I just think that it was very rude. What do you think? How should I make my position clear and still not offend him? He is my neighbor and I don’t want to burn any bridges. Also, I should mention that this man was the one that was caught peeping in our window by another neighbor some weeks ago.