JW`s: keep to themselves unless they are preaching or going to work or school..
Which, if you read the book, is exactly the thing that S. Hassan says cults prohibit their members from doing.
:are physically and mentally tired..
Blah, thats a baseless overgeneralization. I know a lot of people who are stock-brokers or laywers or doctors who are a lot more exhuasted. And I know a lot of people who are more relaxed than the typical JW. And vice-versa.
:Are humiliated on a daily basis Door to door or in WBT$ settings..
Thats extremely weak. Its also not at all what Hassan was talking about in his book.
:The WBT$ is always asking for money..
Like any church. I would argue less than most churches. I have never personally been asked for money in my 30 years as a JW and no one ever knew if I contributed or not. That is very unlike the cult experiences that the book describes as universal among cults.
:JW`s worship the WBT$ GB
Well I'll disagree with you there as well. Most witnesses don't know who the GB are and wouldn't know them if they stumbled past them in the street. They are controlled to accept the GBs decrees, and hence I'm strongly inclined to say JWs are a high-control group. But the nature of this worship is nothing like what Hassan describes in his book as the nature of cult leaders
:JW`s go to 5 meetings a week to listen to the same WBT$ crap over and over..
Though more than most churches that time commitment is minimal compared to Hassan's descriptions in the book. And seriously...5 meetings? Lets drop that nonsense and note that its 2 meetings a week.
Again, I'm talking about the description of cults in S. Hassan's first book. Perhaps he's revised his notion and definiton of a destructive cult since then, and maybe Witnesses are best categorized as such. And I think everyone here would agree to their controlling nature. However, just because you don't like the organization doesn't mean that every cult related description must fit Witnesses in every way. We can still be rational and objective in our dislike.