Ok, some false doctrines are just pathetic, some are disgusting, some are bizarre and some are merely annoying.
I was going to post about Anomoly (may still get that post up in the rotation), but for the present, I’m addressing annoying false doctrines.
I’ll start with the “the better missionary you were, the hotter your wife will be” false doctrine. Aside from the logic gaps (God rewards spiritual valor with modern consensus sexual attraction? Say what?), the pathetic loser nature of this urban legend (what, you can’t attract a girl on your own), it manages to pass over into annoyance as various return missionaries attempt to prevail upon young women to marry them based on self-reported righteousness (we all know that a recently returned missionary is an absolutely neutral observer and reporter of his own performance and status, don’t we?).
As if the young women in question aren’t capable of — or entitled to — make up their own minds. Some are even told that.
When I first heard the doctrine, many years ago, my first thought was I had rarely heard anything so stupid in my life (and I’d heard a lot of stupid things). Much to my amazement, I’ve discovered that rather than earning a doctrinal darwin award (for a false doctrine so filled with FAIL that it doesn’t propagate), the doctrine is still around, and still annoying people, and their fathers.
I’ll address other false doctrines, and am willing to take requests, but I thought I’d start with this one.
Which false doctrines do you find fit the “annoying” category?