About the Show

The purpose of X-Oriente is to help unite Masons who feel that Masonry should be more than just a nice meal with friends. It is a 20-40 minute Podcast that revolves around ideas that might be of interest to Freemasons, exploring the whys and wherefores of Masonry.

Each show will explore an idea or topic. Sometimes the topics will extend from Masonic practice into civics, philosophy, social sciences, literature and art. X-Oriente also is a passionate advocate for critical thinking skills. We’ll never stop asking why, and we’ll always look for evidence to back up our assertions.

Finally, X-Oriente is a community. We welcome constructive criticism and feedback both written and audio. If you would like to contribute to the show, do a segment or just weigh in, please contact us. Your communication is why I’m doing this.

Important Note:

The opinions expressed on this podcast are solely those of the participants and do not reflect the official position or opinion of any Masonic Lodge, Grand Lodge, organization or Appendant Body.

If you’d like to use the podcasts or parts of the podcasts for your lodge education programs, please contact us.

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3 comments on “About Us

  1. Mark Cohen Mar 8, 2016

    I wish you would get back into more educational shows. As of late, you are going with your leftist politics and ideas. You make it known you are democratic in your views then qualify it with “let’s not hurt anyone’s feelings”.

    I would say with confidence, had our founding father masons had heard your views on politics, you may have found yourself blackballed when you sent in your petition. We are a philosophical society and should be able to have a discussion. Debate and learning are not the the same as breaking values we have held for centuries and progressively changing our lodges into something unrecognizable from it’s roots.

    • xoriente@gmail.com Mar 15, 2016

      Thanks for the feedback, Mark. My position is not political or leftist. The truth is that we already have thousands of gay masons already in the Fraternity and have been there for a long time. Masonry is not the place to pursue a political or religious agenda. Perhaps you’re right that I would have been blackballed back in the 1700s, but back in the 1700s, this would not have been an issue. In any case, now that Washington DC is involved (my co-host Jason works for the GL, and I belong to a DC lodge, so even though we maintain strict policy that our views don’t represent those of any official Masonic organization, we want to err on the side of caution), I will no longer be editorializing on the show about it, though I will be reporting on what is happening. I have made my views know multiple times and it is time for the show to move on.