1. If you ask five different Japanese people about Jizo you get five different answers or at least in my case.
2 I look to the final paragraph of an article to see the real meaning so here we go.
The Japanese live in one of the most secular societies in the world, yet even they experience the aftershocks of abortion. Guilt over abortion is not a “Catholic thing.” Neither are the remedies. Buddhist teaching has it that Jizo vowed out of compassion to postpone nirvana “until the hells are emptied.” Is God’s grace mediated to the Japanese through this somewhat Christ-like personality? Catholics will disagree over the question, but one thing is sure. As the pictures suggest, Jizo fulfills a widespread religious need for the Japanese unmet in any other way.
It is not very politically correct to say so but Jizo is not Christ like at all he is a false god an idol!
Jizo fulfills a widespread religious need for the Japanese unmet in any other way.
Yeah I guess so since it seems the Catholics around here dont say anything or teach people where all their religious needs can be met after an abortion. Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world so no matter how much someone prays to Jizo he can never do anything because he is nothing therefor Jizo can never truly fulfill people`s needs.