I can’t believe in all gods at once. If I choose the Greek pantheon, the Hindu gods would be neglected. If the Christian god, then what of the spirits the local natives used to honor?
At the same time, I am grateful to be included in a pre-meal blessing or to be told to “go with god”. It makes more sense, to me at least, to listen past the specific phrasing to the intent of the speaker. It doesn’t matter if the blessing speaks of gods’ favor, good hunting or eluei-leiu eue — so long as the sentiment thereby expressed is friendly.
So I am quite confused by people who get offended when private individuals, not government functionaries, wish them a merry Christmas. How much must a person like needless conflict to take offense at a friendly overture?