A while ago I saw a sculpture/ statue of a pensive angel that I liked quite a bit, and would have maybe bought one for decoration, except then I saw it was supposed to be Lucifer. It was one of a series of angel sculptures that also included Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Instead of Lucifer being ugly, he was portrayed as a handsome but pensive young man. I did not feel right about having a statue of Lucifer in my home so I did not get one.
Now I discover there is a cathedral in Belgium that has a big statue of a handsome Lucifer in chains under the pulpit? (And that it’s actually the second one because the first statue commissioned was too attractive looking.)
This is the first I’ve ever heard of a church that would have a handsome Lucifer statue, as opposed to showing the devil as a snake, dragon, or ugly monster getting stomped on and killed by Virgin Mary or St. Michael.
Are there other churches with statues of handsome Lucifer?
I still don’t think I want one in my house. It is too much temptation to feel sympathy for the devil.