Fun Friday: Bear attax!

bear-attackToday’s Fun Friday post is inspired by none other that God’s Holy Word (The Bible,  so it claims)

Elisha was Gods Prophet…one day Elisha was walking on his way to Bethel when a group of 42 little children started making fun of him for having a bald head. How did Elisha respond? Read it for yourself:

2 Kings 2:23-24:

And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.

That’s right kids, God’s holy and chosen prophet decided to curse them, causing two female bears to maul them to death…sweet Jesus, no wonder I miss God so much!

No, I know this really isn’t a fun thing to think about…actually it’s quite depressing…but this is something God obviously wanted to leave into the Bible–unashamed of the actions of He and his Prophet…

Is God Love?

If so, how can you reconcile actions like this, among other things, with God being love? I think Guy Vestal wanted me to provide some sort of scriptural source for god’s own lack of mercy and benevolence…well here is just one simple verse.  Notice that this verse doesn’t say teenage boys or anything, it says LITTLE CHILDREN…

Theists:

How does this make you feel? Does this contradict your understanding of YHWH?

Non-Theists:

Got any other verses you enjoy? Did stuff like this have anything to do with your overall or eventual rejection of the Idea of YHWH or God in general?