John the baptist did just that...dunk 'em, the Holy Spirit does the rest. It is organized religious dogmas, that caused so many schisms. It's crazy because hardy no religious system follows what Jesus actually taught. The Pope, and Protestant Bishops are making up dogmatic rituals to keep followers focused on everything but what Jesus taught.<quoted text>
No, you are not "initiated." The term refers to beginning of a journey, to initiate or start a spiritual journey. You cannot as an adult be baptized without the education, or RCIA. Baptism into the faith remains for a lifetime, is the first step toward obtaining the rest of the sacraments, within the support of the Catholic community. We don't just gather 'em down by the river and dunk 'em.
Even Mooslims have this issue with schisms. Stupid shit like what foot do you wash first, right or left? Or how do you fold your arms across the chest in prayer? Don't eat with your right hand because you use that one to wipe your ass. WTH? If you wash BOTH of your hands and eat with a utensil, what's the f' king difference! Stupid shit, that steer man away from spiritual development.