ladylee, mee, too, also into "comparative religions," though comparing isn't what I do. I just like to learn. That's why I'm often on this board. Though I do wish other groups were more thoroughly represented, like Buddhists or Hindus or Muslims (and I know you're there, UmmNuh, just wish you had company ... more voices, more perspective, ya' know?)
As a side note, the number of proselytizers/missionaries on the streets of NYC is really crazy sometimes, and with the summer months "Jews for Jesus" and other groups have their big "push" here, with the specific aim to convert Jews to Christianity. So it's kind of annoying to be regularly accosted on the street. My family is obviously CJ (committed Jews, in J4J-speak) in a very obvious and visual way. Even though we dress very differently than most religious Jews people are used to seeing in America, I'm still not sure why they insist on approaching us. We are obviously committed, and they're supposed to work on UJ's, meaning uncommitted Jews. Perhaps our different dress (think: intensely hippie with head coverings, as opposed to the standard basic black) confuses their expectations. Don't know.
What I find disturbing, though, is they never say "you're wrong." They say, "You're so right, do this and be a better Jew." Which is dishonest, thankyouverymuch. Doing their "this" would make a person a Christian.
So that's my main quibble about "spreading the news," just be honest and open about motives.
(I actually thought I'd started a thread about the concept of proselytizing, but I hit "post reply" instead of "new thread," I guess, because it's buried in another thread. Hopefully it can be moved ...)