One thing that gets me and why the "appeal to the prophets" doesn't work is that Sisko IIRC flat out lied to the prophets.
IIRC, he said that Bajor would be destroyed if they did not act.
The Dominion had control of the Bajoran system for months and did little to the planet. Odo himself remarked that it was a relatively mild occupation.
So obviously the Dominion had no plans to destroy Bajor.
Does anyone really believe the Federation was going to destroy it?