Are the jehovahs witnesses a cult ?

ive lost a lifelong friend to the witnesses after lending support to his decision to join them after i said i wasnt intrested in joining he stopped any contact,is this the result of brainwashing? im at a loss at losing a freind of 30 yrs and starting to feel quite bitter towards these people and its not in my... show more ive lost a lifelong friend to the witnesses after lending support to his decision to join them after i said i wasnt intrested in joining he stopped any contact,is this the result of brainwashing? im at a loss at losing a freind of 30 yrs and starting to feel quite bitter towards these people and its not in my nature to be this way.
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