Both religious and scientific sects believe: they have faith in their truth.
This requires a series of steps, but without possession of all knowledge, a leap is required into the surety of belief, and from belief, we make claims on truth.
In this way, Truth is both fact and not fact, real and fabricated, composed of, confused with, but not synonymous with truth.
To explain: a fact does not require explanation or reasoned steps. And yet, truth is founded on a path or sequence of steps, with each step being a small leap. Truth becomes the consensus of several small beliefs, with a smattering of facts.