Are all religions cults? This article is for recently disfellowshipped Jehovah's Witnesses who believe that all religions are the same. They all trap you. They're all cults. You will never be free if you belong to a religion, etc. ...
It's a mistake to paint everyone with the same brush. Here's why.
If you are a Baptist or a Catholic or a Lutheran, and want to leave your religion, no problem. You wouldn't be looking for new friends right now, because you would have friends who belong to other faiths. Also if you decided to switch churches, you could still hang out with friends at your former church. Why is that?
True Christians are not saved by their religion. That's a lie you learnt as a Jehovah's Witness. True Christians are saved by their personal relationship with Jesus. The Bible says that ALL authority in heaven and on earth was given to Jesus. True Christians are baptized in the name of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, - NOT Jehovah and their favorite religion! Matthew 28:18,19. That's why true Christians are free to attend any church. Religions can't save you. Only God can do that.
Why can't you attend other churches if you're a Jehovah's Witness? Because it's a religious trap. Traps restrict your freedom. Yes you can leave, but they will punish you. If you leave a true Christian church you're free to do so without fear that you'll lose your family and friends.
Charles Taze Russell the founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses left his Christian church and started his own religion. Did he lose his friends and family? Did his former church label him an apostate and disown him? Why not? Once again Christian religions do not take away your freedoms. You're free to believe anything you want. You're free to disagree with doctrines. You're free to leave without losing your friends and family. That's the difference between religious traps and the teachings of Jesus.