Originally posted by 667joe
Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.' This stranger is a theologian.
—Denis Diderot, Addition to Philosophical Thoughts (c. 1762)
Ineffective, weak faith is indeed akin to a measly candle, and serves only to confuse the way ahead.
Some, however, have a faith more akin to aircraft landing lights. In that kind of light, the way ahead is clear.