Here are some stupid apologetics tricks I’ve come across lately in things I’ve been reading. Feel free to add your own in the combox. If I like it enough, I may just add yours to the list!

**Stupid Apologetics Trick #1:**

(1) Really crappy debaters used stupid arguments and objections against H.

(2) Therefore, H is true.

**Stupid Apologetics Trick #2: **

(1) H is true.

(2) Therefore, H is true.

**Stupid Apologetics Trick #3:**

Step 1. Literally ignore all of the evidence for X .

Step 2. Say there is no evidence for X.

**Stupid Apologetics Trick #4: **

(1) H1 sucks as an explanation for X.

(2) Therefore, H2 is true.

**Stupid Apologetics Trick #5:**

(1) My opponent believes H1.

(2) Here are a bunch of objections to H2.

(3) Therefore, H3 is true.

**Stupid Apologetics Trick #6:**

(1) E1 is evidence for H1 and against H2.

(2) E2 is evidence for H1 and against H2.

(3) …

(n) En is evidence for H1 and against H2.

(n+1) Therefore, H1 is more probable than H2.

**Stupid Apologetics Trick #7:**

(1) If X and Y, then H1 is false.

(2) Authority A thinks that H1 is true and X is true.

(3) Authority B thinks that H1 is true and Y is true.

(4) Therefore, H1 is false.

**Update (16 May 2014): **Edited the conclusion of #1 and added #7.

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