I`ve had atleast 3 encounters wher epeople that believes or follows another religion or something else has said to me something similar to " merry christmas " but about their own thing.
A muslim guy in my class once said to me Salaam Aleikum and like Happy Ramadan or something similar.
I just said Aleikum Salaam and responded happy ramadan back to him aswell even though we both knew I was not a muslim or celebrated any of the muslim religion.
Was I offended? No, Did I feel strange somehow? No
It´s a sign of respect to what the other person is telling you.
Other encounters involved, a 100% vegan and a buddhist.
And ofc there too I answer back as a token of respect and nothing else between 2 people.
I don´t see how it is a problem for many of you humans.
And this goes specificly to the close minded ones which are basicly all of you.
I wouldn´t call myself an atheist since I do "believe" in something that I would not call God or anything but most people I`ve met do not respond to me in a nice way or even a slight respecting way either when I we talk about what I believe.
And atheis have not been much better to me either, why? because the human stupidity is greater than any faith.
Now, I celebrate christmas, not because it´s a religious thing or the birth of Chrsit or anything related to Jesus except maybe that it´s about spending time with your family that may or may not believe in it.
My parents grew up ofc with religion in one way or the other as almost most of the old generation have.
I would say it´s not better or worse than celebrating your own birthday in the end where you can be a bit more happier even if you don´t get presents or whatever, you still get good food?