Faith has no checks and balances, no follow-up investigations ot see if an intuition works. Science does. As documented fully in the new atheist and other recent literature, it is precisely the certainty, indeed the madness, of faith - the unbredled conviction that one is doing God's work - that has over the centuries and down to the present day enabled otherwise normal human beings to commit the most cruel atrocities against their fellow humans.
Quote by Victor J. Strenger, in "The New Atheism. Taking a Stand for Science and Reason". Chapter 3. The Sword of Science.