Edge said, but longer".
Yes. For one, it elaborately introduced and expanded on the legacy that a race of "4-dimensional" beings (thus, being able to non-linearly perceive time) imprinted on the "3-dimensional" world -- and a specific, ancient, culture... which based a religion on them.
Arthur C. Clarke's famous quote (freely quoted: "all tech, properly far advanced, will seem like magic to those of yet-lesser advance") presented 'in the flesh' -- but not with technology; with fysiology/essence.
In this, they subtly pitch science and faith against one another -- what is an explainable phenomenon to some, is reason for deification to others.
And on top of that, we see a reluctant man cast into the role of prophet, and be near-deified himself; and we see him wrestle with the consequences of that... and eventually, we see him embrace this lecagy and being regarded as a loony by others (the admiralty, a.o.). We see how this could corrupt a person, but in this case, doesn't.
(Winn and Dukat are not great examples of 'plain simple' power corrupts, I admit; since the Pah-wraiths are very corruptive themselves, and the power they project/give thus not unbiased. Still, we see that Sisko, OTOH, struggles with how to wield his religious power righteously.)
These are themes that Frank Herbert also explored in Dune.
This is, just from the top of my head, a
(1, uno, uks, one) DS9 theme (of legion
) that I think can be approached very philosophically, if one is so inclined. I think you are (given what you said before); I think you might need (and want!) to open your mind more to things that are, vcurrently, a bit outside your usual scope. (That goes for more things than just which series of Trek you philosophise about -- it also goes for game ideas, perhaps. And styles / forms of communications.)
We've talked about this before (so I already know you are able to consider some of these things); these are not
jabs/stabs, they are merely friendly suggestions.
I think Trek is even richer and more fun than you already give it credit for. (And we all can see how much you love the game, by sheer volume of time spent with it; and the franchise, by the sheer passion of your opinions on it.)