I was raised in church, it's all I've ever known ... I know the good the bad and the ugly. I do want to say that the people are sincere, for the most part. They really love God, they just don't express that love for God with wisdom. Many times they are mis-guided and over zealous.
In my experience church or religion has made the not-so-important things super important and the real-important things not so important. Just one example where religion or church get it wrong; when we make the exterior (the outside) more important then then interior (the inside,) the heart is most important.
So I will leave you with this question, where is your heart today?
Romans 10:10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.