Converts “Reading Their Way Into the Kingdom”
It’s Orthodox satire on converts “reading their way to the kingdom”. Definitely, an inside joke. Do note how the cartoonist skewers the konvertsy obsession with the aerial tollhouse lunacy…
Unfortunately, this cartoon is too spot-on. The konvertsy read books and think that they know Orthodoxy, when it’s actually the other way ‘round (you can see this in Dreher, Freeman, Whiteford, and Paffhausen, in excess). They all know Seraphim Rose and Mother Maria, but none know Averky Taushev, Bishop Kip, Archbishop Antony Bartohevich, or Metropolitan Leonty. They’re all paper-and-ink… there’s nothing flesh n’ blood about them.
Sadly, they’re most Orthodox posting on the internet. God do help us…