Do you accept that whether we can accurately perceive it or not, there is an objective reality That Agni either exists or does no exist, that Yahweh either exists or doesn't exist, that leprechauns either exist or do not exist, that Australia either exists or doesn't exist?
we can have an opinion on these things and we can be either right or wrong.
Liko had s sincerely held religious belief that Picard was a god (and other Mintakans started to believe it too). Why was it okay for Picard to crush this belief? Why was it okay for him to say 'this is not true?' Why it was not okay for him to say same about the ancient Mintakan beliefs?