I agree with the concept that though similar in “anatomy” faith and conspiracy theories are both based around belief without full proof, but there is a great divide in considering the source of that belief. Conspiracy theories tend to come from a place of hatred and fear. Faith tends to come from a position of love.
But the faith does not have to religious in nature. I see faith redefined as “speculative, statistically, and possibly” within the scientific realm as well. Lots of scientists, and laypersons including atheists, will say that due to the enormous size of the universe that includes plants with potentially the right ast o sphere and size by the right star at the right age could have life there meaning intelligent life. Many believe that there is most likely aliens somewhere out there in the universe because of the variables for some planets. However, it’s faith. There is no evidence for it. Just variables that make it likely. I believe in aliens on other planets and it’s based on faith.
While a conspiracy theory would attach something negative to it. They would go beyond that to trying to force dots to be connected to “prove” aliens are among us and they do experiments on us and our government allows it because in return aliens have gife bus technology and that’s why we had a burst of it in the last century. That these aliens position themselves in places of power such as controlling Facebook, and ect…
To me that’s two examples that shows how even within the same subject, conspiracy theories and faith differ.