I am aware of false religious doctrines in the W.T.S.
I never really considered the possibility of others also being manipulated by different religious organizations.
I work with a woman who is very devout in her beliefs. The women in her church are not permitted to use birth control, cut their hair, wear makeup or wear jewelry. They may sing but no music or musical instruments are permitted. The women may only wear skirts. They are not permitted to wear pants, even while at home. Today she informed us that it is against her religion to hang pictures on her walls, even photos of her own children are forbidden. She also told us that it is considered a sin to purchase a life insurance policy because they believe that God should be trusted to take care of their needs. Oh, and of course the radio, television and internet are forbidden.
I found it strange that the church permits women to enter the workforce.
It makes me wonder what her church dues are since she doesnt seem to spend much on material things. She does drive a car and has electricity in her home.
Has anyone else heard of other currently popular religions that have excessive or bizarre doctrines?