2 Samuel 11 and 12 A story the nuns like to bowlderize when I was a kid, because the actual verses are just so awful. Short version- David sees Bathsheba bathing, and calls for her to have some wild sex. But she is married to his loyal officer Uriah the Hittite. After his attempts to get Uriah to do the nasty with her fail, he arranges for him to be sent into battle in such a way that he be killed, so he can have Bathsheba for himself. Well, God is none to happy about this, and puts a curse on David. His baby will die, and his son will rise up against him. So I guess the question is, like a lot of the other stories where God kills children, was this a just punishment? Does it really comform to the Christian notion of a "loving" God?