Annihilate. Clear. Kill off.
Many people throughout history have tried to eradicate an entire group of people, customs or ways of believing - fueled through fear.
Some still profess to this day that they have all the answers to belief and life after death. They prove this with a zeal that is powerful enough to conjure up death herself.
Extinguish and you too shall be extinguished. Create and you too shall be created.