My wife and I were discussing a sure sign of a cult:
When one knows MORE about the Society / Organization AFTER leaving!
Lets face it, most of us here on this forum, and ex-witnesses in general know MORE facts about the History, Background, Practices, Current Procedures, Scandals, etc than the average "still-in Witness"! (even elders!)
That is surely a flashing red-light!? A member of any group should be the most educated and updated of all people. NOT those who have left.