Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Wokeness

At last Jesus and Mo, in the latest strip “woke”, take on this invidious concept. The email came with a note from the artist, describing wokeness as a “new religion” (I’ve added the link to Nick Cave.)

[Wokeness] is not an original thought, of course. The songwriter Nick Cave gave an eloquent summary of the new religion a couple of weeks ago:

“Its once honourable attempt to reimagine our society in a more equitable way now embodies all the worst aspects that religion has to offer (and none of the beauty) — moral certainty and self-righteousness shorn even of the capacity for redemption. It has become quite literally, bad religion run amuck.”

From here.

The link goes to a short post by Cave on his website, The Red Hand Files, that decries the chilling effect of cancel culture.

And Jesus and Mo once again show themselves as clueless:


  1. daniaq
    Posted August 26, 2020 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Haha!That’s a really good one. Sad it’s true..

  2. Posted August 26, 2020 at 9:33 am | Permalink


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  3. Posted August 26, 2020 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Very nice. A standout within a consistently good comic. I love the fact that the last panel is just silent.

  4. Posted August 26, 2020 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Nick Cave has got it about right,
    I would add… with a unhealthy dollop of self-serving arrogance.

  5. ivan
    Posted August 26, 2020 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know why they call it woke, they should call it ill-lucid dreamers having a nightmare.

  6. rickflick
    Posted August 26, 2020 at 9:58 pm | Permalink


  7. Posted August 27, 2020 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    Labeling “wokeness” as religion indicates some fundamental ignorance about religion; doubt it will pass for any of the working definitions in the field of religious studies. Seriously.

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