Quote from proletaria
There may well be a lot of people "of faith," who do not proscribe to a given religion; however, what number of them were NEVER exposed to a religion in their lives?
Well, obviously it would be hard nowadays to find a fair amount of people that never heard about any religion. And by the way I recognize that dogma can influence faith. But my point is only that faith doesn't require dogma, would that be in order to persist or in order to appear.
You don't seem to refute the "possibility of faith persisting with no dogma", so let's try to prove the "possibility of faith appearing with no dogma". To that end, let's take a look a while while back, back to the era when there was no religion. Back then you will agree there was also no dogma. So the first human being to conceive the idea of God (or Gods or...) had faith and was not influenced by dogma.
You may not accept it, but fact is: faith does not require dogma.