I was given several copies of "The Watchtower" yesterday. It is an official Jehovahs Witness publication. This one struck me as particularly interesting.
I believe, according to definition, religious beliefs always fall under the heading of "Faith."
faith (from dictionary.com)
confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another's ability.
belief in god or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims.
belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty.
a system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish faith.
However, this publication continually refers to thier beliefs as fact.
fact (from dictionary.com)
something that actually exists; reality; truth: Your fears have no basis in fact.
something known to exist or to have happened: Space travel is now a fact.
a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true: Scientists gather facts about plant growth.
Representing something to be fact that you admit is a matter of faith (since there is no scientific evidence to support it) seems very deceitful.