Is "faith in God" a level of suspicion about existence ? I postulate that it is not.
It was put forward in a thread above that jws must have had some 'faith in an unseen deity', but I reflected that they must have simply had a notion regarding the existence of another power, and that faith in someone reflects a belief in the quality of another, not just a suspicion of quantity.
Jws normally do not have faith in the deity described in scripture and hence, in a confused fear, work in the attempt to appease and be accepted, not only misunderstanding love in general but misrepresenting the same to others. The mandate for performance of works is a faith in the value of their own effort (and that there is likely a deity who is like a boss-man).
I'll give an example of two men and their wives
One man tries to appease his demanding wife by giving and buying her things, doing the things that pleases her in fear that she may not approve of him - now and then she threatens to leave but it's hard to tell what's on her mind.
The other man greets his wife when she gets home, is not suspicious of where she has been, chats about what she's been up to, asks how she's doing, helps out with whatever's appropriate, repects her individuality, goes and does his own things, and sits down to eat together and have a conversation later.
Both believe their wife exists, but which one has faith in his wife ?