As one of what are normally lumped together as Pagans – and a priest thereof to boot – and as a man who’s done many things that go directly against the words – and seemingly Word – of Christ that I will never repent for, there’s very, very, very little chance I’ll ever be passing through the Pearly Gates… well, not unless I’m part of- or leading an Infernal army of some sort. That’s OK with me. If the Christians – or Abrahamics in general – are right, I’m never passing through the gates into heaven.
Still doesn’t mean I’m not going to take the path less traveled and go in Heaven’s backdoor. 😆
Oh yes! Be afraid! Such messages, if sent to you, cannot be returned to sender. 😉 Indeed, receiving a heavenly message from such a being means your life as you knew it is over. 😆
And, as so often babies are described as being cherubic in appearance, here’s the Christians’ Bible’s description of the Cherubim:
(10) And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel. (11) When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went. (12) And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had. (13) As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel. (14) And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.— Ezekiel 10-14 (KJV)
Perhaps it would be better and less horrifying to biblical scholars to say that she looked like a little Putto. 🙂
And yes, girl child or not, please do call them Putto-esque, even though the word technically means boy toddler. Given the gender suffixes in Italian, it’s probably best not to use the female form. 😆