The line between organized religion and cult can be blurry. But luckily, some people realize they're involved in a cult before it totally takes over their lives.
A recent thread asked, "Redditors who were raised in cults, when was the first time you realized something was wrong?" The answers prove that no one's safe from predatory fake religions.
When I realized that the doors to the 13 story former hotel building we were all living in was locked and you had to sign out to leave.
No one (from children to adults) could leave without an explanation to where they were going and when they'd be back.
Pretty indepth interesting article written about the whole thing - g1ngerguitarist
Ex-Jehovah’s Witness here.
My first hint that something was wrong was the amount of control exerted in our day to day lives. No beards, no long hair for men, no tattoos or piercings, no shirts with “edgy” artwork like band shirts or shirts with skulls, no entertainment they don’t approve of, etc.