Based in Chicago, USA, X-Oriente is a podcast by R.W. Eric Diamond and W. Jason Van Dyke that explores the ideas and values of Freemasonry in the 21st century.

Past Bastard takes on Reclaiming the Soul of Freemasonry

The Past Bastard, the satirical Onion-flavored Masonic blog, has turned its highly trained sardonicologists on John Wm McNaughton's Reclaiming the Soul of Freemasonry.

They particularly took McNaughton to task on the research:

"According The Past Bastard's comprehensive baby boomer survey, 87% of respondents stated that they had "little or very little interest" in joining Freemasonry; however, the detailed responses of those respondents shed light on why exactly boomers aren't interested in taking up the trowel. Overwhelmingly, respondents felt that Freemasonry "provided little or no opportunity." One respondent in particular elaborated: "We boomers take pride in how much we've screwed up the world for our posterity. I mean, look at the housing market, student loan debt, the o-zone layer, and the national deficit! We've certainly made our mark. Freemasonry isn't appealing as it simply doesn't afford us 'boomers' any opportunity to make it worse." 

It is worth a read. Unless you are a Boomer. On second thought, even if you are a Boomer, you should give it an eyeball.

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