I'm sure this is somewhat overdone, but a friend of mine in college would talk to me about how his Dad couldn't believe the whole Bible because of this story. It is quite strange when you look at it. You definitely don't learn about it in Sunday School (unless your teacher is bald, perhaps...). Forty-two kids mauled (to death we presume) by bears. For making fun of a bald guy. Does this strike an ill chord for anyone else? Anyone care to explain how this fits in to the running theme of the Bible or the "gospel message"? Or how it even fits into the Hebrew Bible's God of wrath--this seems a bit over the top even for THAT.