"If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." – The law of instrument.
Golden hammer works well if the sponsors are uneducated or ill-informed of the solution space. Sponsors falling prey to a cult is one of the hidden costs of software development.
If you are struggling to deal with a cult, it is not your fault. Continuing to let them eat your brains is your fault. Surround yourself with fairer and balanced thinkers.
Do not fall in love with the tools.
Do not fall in love with the process, either.
Just act like fully developed human beings.
There is always more than one way to do things.