Mormonism and apologetics/"ad hominem"/Case study

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Case studies of the application of "ad hominem"

Ad hominem case study: An attempt to discredit Brian Hales as a scholar

Summary: The author of A Letter to a CES Director attempts to discredit Brian Hales as a scholar without addressing his work.

Ad hominem case study: An attempt to portray FairMormon as delusional, dishonest and deceptive

Summary: The author of A Letter to a CES Director attempts to dismiss members of FairMormon as "delusional, dishonest and deceptive."

Ad hominem case study: An attempt to portray Dan Peterson as dishonest and possibly mentally ill

Summary: John Dehlin attempts to portray Dan Peterson as dishonest and possibly mentally ill

Ad hominem case study: An attempt to dismiss Rosalynde Welch because of who she is related to

Summary: John Dehlin attempts to dismiss Rosalynde Welch because her father-in-law is Jack Welch, founder of FARMS.

Ad hominem case study: An attempt to discredit Hugh Nibley by accusing him of child abuse

Summary: Robert Ritner attempts to discredit Hugh Nibley by accusing him of child abuse