This is a concept perpetuated by those humans who do not recognize that the -ing form in human being is an imposed conjugation which even Shakespeare avoided in his existential question.
Religions claim it, cultures implement it. Some individuals may carry but out of cancerous arrogance, forgetting that cancer tends to eat its own. It does not transmit. It lacks external power.
The license to kill is non-existent — for life, love and friendship can not.