As a general rule Buddhists and other vedics do not proselytize. This is because everyone's path is their own to find and trek. But even with that metaphor it's important to see all the options available to you. I spent decades emerging from the damage done to me by the Southern Baptist mire ... and it was this sweet little man who helped me. He showed me that I can find peace while respecting ALL other beliefs and even non-beliefs. This presentation to visitors yesterday covered his views about respecting all views in a secular frame. If you have some spare time I'd highly recommend watching it.
i can't watch it because my laptop won't let me watch videos, but based on what i have read in this post, this is pretty much how i look at things. while i do understand that most religions i can think of at some point promoted things i find repulsive, rape, genocide, killing babies, things like that, i think the first goal of most religion was to make those who followed it feel safer and to help them explain what at the time was unexplainable. i have no problem with that, i just think a lot of things got taken too far. i know that there are people out there hurting others in the name of their god/s, but i also know that not all religious folks are like that. so no, while i don't respect ALL other beliefs, i don't think that just because someone thinks differently than me that it makes them bad.
While we might want to get all warm and fuzzy over this and wax poetic over the many virtues of the Dalai Lama, let us not forget that Buddhism IS a religion like any other and just as capable of extremist violence. Witness what has been happening to the Rohingya in Myanmar: they are being slaughtered to the point of genocide by Buddhists (often monks) , who attack them b/c of their Islamic beliefs.