Today Sarah Jones of Patheos called me a “far right hack” on Facebook. I’ve asked her to clarify what she is basing that opinion on. [Update: Sarah has clarified that she meant that my stance on Muslims and Islam is identical to what she would get on Fox News in the US.]
Yet on Saturday, a commenter on my blog alleged: “No doubt Nugent would like Ireland to be a version of the pre-1990 Soviet Union, which Nugent was such an admirer of before its demise.”
Pharyngula commenter Uncharitable Theophontes has alleged that my seedy past includes links with fascism, and that my blog is a home-away-from-home for right wing reactionaries.
Yet David Quinn of the Iona Institute has complained that I always come up with leftist or liberal type conclusions, and have reliably leftist positions on abortion, gay marriage, religious freedom and denominational schools.
I have been accused of allowing Atheist Ireland to be hijacked by feminists, and of supporting feminists who are bullying people, yet PZ Myers has not withdrawn his smear that I am a demented fuckwit who defends, provides a haven for and supports rapists.
My late wife and I had vitriolic abuse dropped through our letterbox when we were campaigning against terrorism, yet the author Tim Pat Coogan alleged (until a High Court defamation case corrected him) that we had founded a peace group that grew out of the old Official IRA.
So it seems that I am a far-right fascist leftist communist pro-feminist rapist-supporting anti-terrorist terrorist hack.
I’m confused. I don’t know who to believe about what I think.