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Heavy cross to bear

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A protester dressed as Jesus Christ participates in a march during an anti-nuclear power demonstration in Tokyo on Saturday. The protesters called on Japan's government to abandon nuclear energy.

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Oh Gods!! The guy portraying "Jesus" looks like "Gadhafi", actually!! LOL

Still, a local "Jesus"....you don't get to see that every day... ha!

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The protesters called on Japan’s government to abandon nuclear energy.

And use what? Candles? There are no easy alternatives!

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And use what? Candles? There are no easy alternatives!

No no no! fluffy magical Rainbow Bunnies! (They are a rare breed only found in the upper mountains of Shikoku.)

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Good activity on weekend. Govt will build more nuclear power plants for sure.

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Right on, Lord Jesus. Whatever the contents, whatever the nonviolent means, any activity that stirs the pot of apathy and the status quo must, by its very nature, be positive and good.

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Jesus arrives in Japan...too good! He died not for our sins...but for nuclear power...time are a changing!

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At least there was ONE protester who arrived on foot. All the others took the ELECTRIC trains, buses and subways, or maybe an electric taxi powered by electricity from nuclear plants. Just imagine a transportation system with coal fired trains delivering people and goods today. Just ask great-grandmother what it was like to breath the pollution.

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The Jesus Christ of Nazareth.. ( peace be upon him )....never carries a cross in His life time.. He was raised to heavens...

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The cross doesn't look heavy at all. Besides, Jesus did not carry the full cross, he carried the patibulum (horizontal beam). The crossbeam would weigh at least 40 pounds. This man needs a shave. I do feel people who make fun of Jesus stink in the nostrils, but that's your perogative.

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What is the Jesus connection anyway?

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What is the Jesus connection anyway?

I would assume the message is: "Radioactive contamination is our cross to bear." It's not so much about Jesus, but with the idea of carrying a heavy burden.

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And use what? Candles? There are no easy alternatives!

How about letting the night be dark?

They say demand for electricity is high. Nonsense. They use it because it is there, not because they demanded it. Japan survived with 2/3 of its nuke plants shut down during the peak of the summer months. If the electricity is not there, people will find other means, or even just let it be. A little inconvenience for the sake of not having to live (or rather die) in a nuclear wasteland is fine by me.

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Weird, morbid, ridiculous yet shocking and awakening.

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Everyone is protesting about something this year around the world..

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"What is the Jesus connection anyway?"

Jesus stood up for poor, powerless people ( full disclosure, I'm Catholic, but agnostic ) Can't say for sure, but some Japanese will make that connection.

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During summer 18 were operational, so the "Dependence" issue is not as great as pumped up. Is it too much to ask a "Technological" (hanko please) leading nation who can produce clapping robots (a must for every house) to generate a safe and viable alternative? It is regrettable that I think this.

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There is surely nothing to do with Jesus connection, but something impressed. Japanese government would have to reduce the numbers of present reactors in the future as most people don't want them now.

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OoOoo...some more protesting....but what's the connection between protesting against nuclear power and Jesus? I kinda don't see one, buuutt if the guy dressed as Jesus claims there's a connection, there must be a hidden one? But I do have to say though, no matter how random it is, it's kinda a bit too early to dress up for Halloween, don't you think?

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The connection between Jesus and nuclear power is the drowning effect. When Christians were prosecuted in Japan, they were put on crosses in the sea and with the tide coming in, they were slowly drowning. The same with the nuclear catastrophe, they are slowly dying.

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Some of you are either not Christian or clueless. It's about the powerless versus the powerful. The average Japanese citizen versus Tepco and the government bureaucracy. Radiation sickening people who have no control over their lives.

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but what's the connection between protesting against nuclear power and Jesus?

I cannot picture Jesus being pro-nuke.

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That Jesus looks more like Colonel Gaddafi!

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At first the Jesus analogy appears overly dramatic but let's hope that there are no more martyrs beyond the displaced people that have had their lives destroyed or turned upside down as a result of this debacle.

BTW, what is the state of the food, water and air in Tokyo? Is there an authoritative and trustworthy source of information? I've been informed on a number of occasions that Tokyo is safe and the level of radiation is no higher than it is in HK, France or parts of Nevada.

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What is the Jesus connection anyway?

Maybe he is a Christian.

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Thank you, Jesus!!

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Japan has only 11 of 54 reactors generating power now. Anybody inconvenienced by this? Did your train not run today? Did your light not go on? If there are no problems with only 11 on line, then we need no more than that. Jesus knows very well that we can do without the great majority of reactors and not suffer in the slightest.

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warnerbro:

" Japan has only 11 of 54 reactors generating power now "

So what is the baseline? Of course, all of the reactors are never operating at the same time. Some are always down for maintenance, inspection, or re-fuelling.

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That people are protesting and bringing their message across by any means that will bring attention and publicity to their cause is commendable. Not long ago some posters were concerned by the lack of protest in relation to the unsafe siting of nuclear reactors by the Japanese population in general. It seems at last they have found their voice and are no longer willing to passively accept the oppinions of the powers that be, but instead to question both their power and motive. Like I have iterated before, Power to the people

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