Pretend is just like acting. You knows it's fake but your just acting. Faith is actually believing stuff without any proof what so ever. Too much of that faith is definitely crippling. But acting might pay off if your hood at it.
Faith is basically the assurance or also trust in a person or thing, or also belief that is not based on proof. To pretend is to converse and act so as to make it look like that something is the case when in fact it is not.
Pretending - to make(someone) believe (something) w/o proof of fact, Faith - to believe (in something/someone) for which there is no proof. Pretending is acting on something you know to be false, while faith is acting on something you know to be true.
The reality of God is reveled through faith. By exercising faith both greater understanding and peace are realized. Blessings are made manifest in your life. Your real world life is impacted in ways that those who have never experienced being faithful can simple not comprehend. By pretending you have a temporary entertainment experience, that has no reality in the real world, and offers no benefit to your life beyond perhaps increasing your creative imagination. It's a diversion, and can lead to stagnation and decline if indulged too frequently.
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Faith is a belief in things hoped for that are not seen, but are true. In one of my classes, can't find the notes, but we discussed that faith is the source of all action, and is a source of power. Every intelligent being possesses some kind of faith. It's the reason's we do certain things, because we have faith that it will reap certain results. Such as studying for a test, we have faith that if we study, we will do well or better on the test than if we didn't. Faith is a source of power, and it is a source of power when we freely excersise it. And we receive evidence when we excersise faith. Pretend on the opposite hand, is just something we do to try and trick our minds. Acting is a form of pretending, as is lying, that kinda stuff. (also stick with rainingstar's answer too.)
When I was little, I believed in Santa Claus. I did so because I trusted my parents and they encouraged me to believe in something that didn't exist. When my children were little, I told them the stories about Santa Claus, hobbits and elves, and other fairy tales, but I always made a clear differentiation between what is real and what is pretend. Faith is belief in something you can't prove, like the belief that the universe just came into existence, that matter somehow came into being. How? People either have faith that it "just happened" or that something outside of this universe created it. Both views require faith. But faith that is worthy of belief stands up to the evidence we see around us. It is consistent with the reality we understand.