Glad that wasn't just my mom's crazy idea, lol! I'm gonna look that up, see if it was in a publication.
What Are Some Stupid Things JW's Ban
Going to worldly funerals
Having worldly relatives live with you.
Kissing something up to God
Movies where Christmas songs are sang
Going to the club
Riding alone with the opposite sex
Attending Alcholics Anonymous
Not wearing pantyhose to the meetings and service
Making a toast
Listening to any so that praises God (example Yolanda Adams "Open Up My Heart").
This is real stupid, but anything with "erythorbate", which was added to food and we were told that it contained blood. That rumour ran around in my hall in the Midwest in the late 70's.
I see Chess is on the list. I was told Chess was wrong because it was a "war game."
I was a member of several congregations (in Saskatchewan and Alberta) where brothers were not allowed to wear colored shirts.
There are the official bans they can put in writing, and the unwritten "conscience matters" where you know what we mean, so just do it without us having to say so!
So with that intro, add "Independent thinking" to the list.