From someone who doesn't live in Allanak or Tuluk and who has never personally witnessed magic?Again, not talkin about magic, but superstitions. T'was more about say, a smart farmer replyin to his dumb brother on the subject of an heifer higly fecond if brushed on her genitals with chalton's blood at a full moon...
Yeah, I think that's possible. Certainly it would be wise to be careful where you're heard saying it though. The power structure of certain areas is based upon "we have magic and you don't so worship us". It might be like going to the 13th century Europe and telling the king that his divine right to rule is bullcrap.
Inside Allanak and its environs (Yaroch, Red Storm Village), the vast majority of the population fear and distrust the gemmed (and especially the non-gemmed). Superstitious beliefs and actions help bring this aspect of Zalanthas to life.
There are a number of threads dedicated to interpreting the mundane relationship to the non-mundane on the gdb, but one thing that is fairly common with new players (and old) is to come in with 'modern' rationalistic views about racism or anti-magick or superstitions, or to befriend a gick in order to get something done. It isn't impossible for a commoner to consider the superstitions bogus, but the majority of the population would consider that
person the oddity.
So, I would think, this 'smart' farmer would be the one who is the oddball, not the 'dumb' brother, and likely ostracized from his family for being a gick lover.