When I was growing up, the Christian apologists I read often claimed that biblical scholars and archaeologists who arrived at results at odds with conservative evangelical orthodoxy were driven by “naturalistic assumptions”.
While there was a kernel of truth in the warning, for the most part, it was false. Often, these scholars were devout Christian academics who simply followed the evidence. And even those at variance with Christianity altogether generally had well thought out reasons/ arguments.
The attempt to tar them all with an anti-supernaturalist brush was nothing more than a disingenuous ad hominem and an attempt to poison the well. And that’s a BAD apologetic.