2 Kings 2:23-24 NIV
"From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. "Go on up, you baldhead!" they said. "Go on up, you baldhead!" 24 He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths."
So Elisha had a big ego and asked God to kill the children. Then God, being the bloodthirsty creep he is, decides to do it. Wow. That's sad. This is really exemplary of the primitive mind of the people who wrote the bible.