Can an atheist and an Evangelical be friends?
If I didn't have religious friends, I'd have NO friends. My longest friend on this earth, is a Mormon. We don't discuss it, I don't tell her she's nuts and I don't tell on her for drinking a little Merlot from time to time. I figure that's why we're friends. She doesn't wish to save my soul and I know she's going to Hell for drinking wine and fornicating out of wedlock. It's a nice arrangement.
I have an Evangelical friend but it all goes back to a time when I was one of them. I have known him for over 50 years but there are times we have to get off the phone because he is still trying to convert me, or "get me back" into religion. He doesn't know that there is no going back and also no regrets.