[The Stranger has an unfair reputation for being anti-Christian or even anti-religious, so in the interest of broadening the conversation here on Slog, I'm borrowing a popular feature from HA, and will host a weekly, online Bible study thread. Each Sunday morning I will post, without comment, one of my favorite verses from the Christian Bible (Old and New Testaments), and ask you to discuss what it does or does not mean to you. Let us begin:]

2 Kings 2:23-24

Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up the road, some youths came from the city and mocked him, and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!”

So he turned around and looked at them, and pronounced a curse on them in the name of the LORD. And two female bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.