Karen Armstrong entered the convent as a young woman, but she left in 1962, troubled by the restrictive environment and what she describes as an atmosphere of "unskillful spirituality." But today, she has become a best-selling author of such books, writing histories of all the great world traditions as well as "A History of God." "We often say that Auschwitz is inhuman. That it demonstrates a terrible inhumanity. But we also have to face the fact that Auschwitz is human. This is what we do. We are killers, like other animals. " "The religions are all designed to help to curb this murderousness within us by recognizing that every single human being is sacred and inviolable. Now once you lose that sense, this is what Auschwitz is. "