so i have a friend that was a jerk awhile back and iv’e been avoiding him ever since, he keeps asking me why iv’e been avoiding him and i really don’t want to go through that awkwardness of explaining my self and we don’t have anything in common (i’m religious hes atheist, i like video-games he likes sports, we hang out with different, people hes popular i’m not) what should i do
Well, you can tell him that you had other things on your mind, and keep going on that you're busy so you don't have time for him... I know that it's not really correct to act like this, but if you want to avoid the topic, then continue with your running away. Or, you can just face him, and tell him baldly what you feel, but since you're not really friends, then maybe you won't need to do so. Also, just because you're different, doesn't mean that he won't possibly be your friend, you probably will meet other people different than you that you will like, he's just.. not the right one friend you wish to have. :P
You should sit down and talk with him. the worst thing you can do to a person is not tell them something and avoid them. It's kinda rude at the same time. The talk isn't as awkward as you think. What you are really feeling is a since of selfishness and a bit self disgust because there is a part of you that thinks its stupid, bad, or wrong to avoid someone and not tell them and maybe there is a part of you that thinks not being friends with someone over those reason is a bit pointless as well.