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1 Sara Di Diego = "This parable was used frequently against heretics.  This passage was used as a reason to kill, even though the whole point of the parable was to do the opposite.  Jesus is saying here that God's servants should not kill nonbelievers, but that they would go to hell when they died.Many early Christians, including Augustine of Confessions of Saint Augustine, believed that they could find and burn the heretics without rooting "up the wheat along with them".  People against this idea pleaded that if the Church, or government, killed these heretics, there would be none left for God.  They also argued that if heretics were killed, there would be no chance for conversion."