So how do you respond to this popular slogan? Around the holidays, today's response may come in handy: "Why can't we let people believe what they want about Jesus and just get along?"
I agree with you that we should try to get along and certainly not be rude or condescending toward those who believe differently than we do. But we also need to remember that while people are entitled to their own beliefs, they are not entitled to their own truth. Just because we believe something (even sincerely) doesn't make it true. When it comes to really significant questions in life--like is God real? and was jesus who he claimed to be?--the most important question we can ask is this: Is it true? And to answer questions about the identity of Jesus, we must examine the historical evidence which is something I'd love to explore together.
We are called to always be ready to give an answer (1 Pet. 3:15). Hopefully you will have the opportunity to help someone get past the slogans and investigate significant questions.