There's also the feeling of shame if one is manipulated into validating the mind virus which infects a valued person. We know it's wrong to validate the woo woo, and we're in a social blackmail kind of double bind. To maintain our own authenticity, validating the person's feelings and worth while not validating the religious or supernatural belief, makes us the gorilla. Religions include beliefs that force this situation. It works. These social pressures facilitate religious domination of a local culture.
The only way out, that I know, is to have a lengthy conversation about exactly this double bind with the persons involved, hopefully one on one, and in a separate talk. Otherwise it sounds defensive. One needs a way to communicate validation of the individual and his/her feelings, how much they are worth to you, how much you respect them, but still get across the nuances of the situation. So they realize that you are being pressured to betray yourself by their expectations and reactions, and you know they didn't intend that.