I've read a few apologetics on the Elisha incident in the OT and it amazes me the lengths people will go to try to explain these obviously primitive stories to try to make them seem profound. It's always done in this condescending tone of 'silly atheist' that is the hallmark of the perpetually delusional.They inform us that the kids may have been youths as if that somehow excuses bear mauling. Also Elisha's curse (because they taunted him about his baldness and beliefs) is excused because he didn't tell the bears to attack the kids, god did. And god needed to teach those kids a lesson. One that couldn't have been rendered by, I don't know, GOD, yelling from the sky or something.