You don't have to act like you're saved by your water ritual when everybody and their brother knows it is a free gift.
What benefit did you derive from your empty rituals? None.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom 6
Why do you like talking out of both sides of your mouth?
The thief realized he didn't need a water ritual, a day of the week, special undergarments, he needed Christ.
When it comes to the things of faith your logic is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word. ~ML