In Night, by Elie Wiesel, how does Elie's loss of faith help his survival?

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As a result of Eliezer's loss of faith, he places more importance on survival than on God.

It should be known that Eliezer does not claim that his survival takes place because he loses spiritual faith. Eliezer never claims that faith and survival are mutually exclusive.  However, he argues a nuanced point regarding religious identity.  Throughout Night it is evident that when people possess faith in the divine, their entire lives are geared towards that end.  For example, Akiba Drumer sees no other purpose in his life outside of his spirituality.  Even though Akiba Drumer is in the midst of the death camps, he...

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