Since Lost is a show that explores themes about faith, I feel that asking the most fundamental question about faith is not only appropriate but important for subsequent discussions. A lot of people, myself included, have been accused of not knowing what true faith is. Those accusations are only fair if what is wrong can be demonstrated.
I want to hear from everyone, especially from believers. I don't want comments that defend, praise, critique, or disparage faith. I just want a survey of opinions so that we can understand each other. If we're not on the same page, discussions will be futile and thus collapse. Save the debates about faith for another blog.
How do you define "faith"? How does it work for you, and how do you apply it? What is the difference between "genuine faith" and "false faith," either faith that is insincere, misguided, misunderstood, or misrepresented? Please answer in as much detail as you can. It's obviously a big deal for most people, so it should not be given short shrift.