Scripture argument cuts both ways. Clearly Scripture describes the sun as stopping (with Joshua), and not the earth. In fact, had the earth stopped, that would have been felt big time all around the world. Was God working an optical illusion?
It's not "deception" to refer to the sun rising and setting, because that's exactly what it does in the field of vision and through perspective. It does in fact rise in the sky and then set (fall) in the sky. How is that "deception" to use those terms? Does the sun not rise and then set in the sky? What, in your opinion, should Scripture say, that it "appears to descend due to perspective as it gets farther away" (instead of "sets")?
It's called Copernican Revolution. The Ptolemaic model described what everyone was observing. Sun, moon, and stars orbit the earth, and the planets show a more complicated motion. On the other hand, the Pythagoreans had long claimed: Appearances deceive, the sun is not moving, the earth moves.
The Roman inquisition condemned the proposition that the sun is at rest as philosophically absurd (plus heretical, against scripture). Also, the proposition that the earth moves and spins as philosophically absurd (plus at least theologically erroneous).
These propositions are philosophically absurd, because they imply that the obvious isn't obvious. Every child can see what is going on, until it is re-educated and taught that the ground is moving and the sun at rest, or, more recently, that both move.
"Science" finally found out that they can't distinguish absolute motion from relative motion (Ernst Mach). But still most proponents prefer philosophically absurd ideas.
What happens when people accept philosophically absurd ideas? Copernicanism has lead to general relativism. Kant, analyzing the Copernican Revolution, even denied that man can recognize a lion as a lion and an oak as an oak. Modernism is another consequence that followed.
The more recent "Pythagoreans" or "Copernicans" are the modern flat earthers. They continue the tradition to re-educate the children. "No," they say, "the sun isn't rising and setting. It may appear to be, but in reality it isn't. You're deceived. The FE-truth is: the sun moves at constant height".
But the child doesn't listen. It is watching an aircraft approaching high in the sky on a straight line and then moving away again. No flat earther will make it believe that it looks as if the aircraft had been taking off (rising) when approaching, and landing (setting) when moving away again.