Bottom line: The 'experiencing' or 'knowing' g-d, (or not) are both subjective and personal expressions. Objective proof of g-d's existence (or non- existence) does not exist in humanity's current data set. So, the only rational position to take is that of the agnostic: In the absence of objective proof regarding the existence, (or non-existence of g-d), I must say, "I don't know if g-d exists, or not." Whether I am a person of faith (or not) has nothing to do with rational, objective evidence, and everything to do with my (shared) experience of my 'invisible friend.'
Harvey, or no Harvey, (tongue planted firmly in my cheek), if faith empowers a person to do and be better, great! If, however, faith warps them into a place where they strive to make everyone agree with them about faith, no matter how well intentioned, - well, "Danger, Will Robinson!" a move towards tyranny is afoot.
Oh, lets hope the flying spaghetti monster does not move to Sheybogen... the monster that ate Sheybogen is still hungry (more humor).
notes: Harvey = a 1950 film based on Mary Chase's play of the same name, directed by Henry Koster, and starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull. Well worth a watch.
Monster (or creature?) that ate Sheybogen =a 70s a 'beer and pretzels' board game where one person plays the monster and tries to 'eat' all of sheybogen city. The other player controls the police, civil defense, fire department, and with some luck, a late arriving detachment of National Guards. Fun little game... now I'm hungry...