You can always make excuses for everything. Hence Astrology, Numerology, Theology, Pilpul and Critique, Rationalism, Formal Logic, Moralizing, Legislative Argument, postmodern (relativism) argument, and all variations thereof.
All of these techniques consist of the Fictionalism “Pseudorationalism”.
Just as Marxism, Socialism, Frankfurt-ism, Feminism consist of pseudosciences.
Just as all Magic, Superstition, Religion, Occult, Mysticism consist of the fictionalism “Supernaturalism”.
You can only testify one continuous grammar: consistently, correspondently, operationally, completely, and coherently.
That means the only ‘Prophet’ that was not lying was Aristotle.