I asked about this in the first Q&A thread:
Q: Page 269 in the RQG book: “Most who belong to a cult are lay members, without any authority or position within the cult.”
Page 73 in the RQG book: “Nearly every adult is initiated into the cult of a specific deity.”
Which is it?
A: You’re confusing being initiated into a cult with being an initiate of that cult. Most everyone in the world is a member of one cult or another, a lay member. Only a small number take the test sacrifice a point of POW and gain a Rune point, and still fewer go on to become Rune Masters or God-talk