I don't think Michelangelo's Pietà (for example) does a disservice to the Christian religion. That said, I do think that this magnificent sculpture would be better off in a museum than a place of worship, strange as that may sound to some...
It should be destroyed. It should never have been made. Whatever cultural "loss" there may be in destroying such things is vanishing, when weighed against the righteousness of God and his truth.
When Solomon built the Temple, it had cherubim and lions and palm trees and pomegranates. The "sea" had bulls underneath which is interesting given Israel's past temptation to worship a golden calf.
I never heard of anybody against what you describe, like decoys or models
Just wondering, what would you say/do if one of the parents came to you and said they are opposed to the drawing of Christ even in stick-figure?
Indeed.The incarnation did not take place during our time. Hence the question about photographs is nonsense.