I'm going to put my head on the chopping block here and say that some of those cut and pastes AIW posted made some valid points:
My dictionary also defines "cult" as any religious sect. Any religion would technically be a cult, but as a society we tend to use it as a perjorative term to describe "other" religions that we don't agree with.
All religions do use some form of mind control and fear to keep their followers in psychological check. It's true that there are varying degrees of abuse and mind control exercised but I don't think one could find one religion that does not use some of the tactics listed in the "ten warning signs of a dangerous group or leader."
I agree the JW's are a cult and disagree with many of AIW's posts, however, when someone makes a valid point in argument, it is good to acknowledge that otherwise we are just guilty of ad hominen attacks as well.