Do Bajoran religious officials go by anything when they say somebody's p'ah is strong or are they just saying what they know will encourage the person's faith?
I mean, would a Vedek ever go up to somebody and say "ACK! Your P'ah is pathetic! Seriously, I've never seen a weaker P'ah. No wonder your orb vision was just the Prophets pointing at you and laughing. Get away from me with that wretched, awful P'ah!"