So there’s this religious org that holds short bible studies all around campus. I don’t have a problem with that, I think it’s wonderful that the youth are active in church and are eager to spread the Lord’s word, but everytime they see me, they approach me. And out of politeness, I listen. And out of politeness I say that I’ll keep my options open if they hold another session, but I always say that I’m busy and i can’t go. And they say , “it’s alright…so when are you free next time?”
I’m not really…a religious person. I mean, I’m not that open about my religion, nor am I that active in church, but I still believe and practice in my own way. I only attend church for my mom’s sake, who’s a very active Christian, and for my brother, who, despite studying in a Christian school, knows way less about our religion than I, a (non-Catholic) Catholic schoolgirl.
It’s not that I’m not religious nor uninterested in bible studies, but it’s just that I don’t go to bible studies. I’ve been going to bible studies since I was old enough to be left alone in Sunday school. And it bugs me that I don’t know how to politely decline the org’s offer. The best I could do is delay the inevitable and say that i’m busy with acads and work everytime they contact me. Is there a more polite way to say “Sorry , but I’m not interested”? to a group of youth ministers?