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.

022: Subduing Our Passions

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There are a lot of controversial events going on in Masonry right now, and many of them are being discussed on blogs and forums. Communication by electronic means is never as rich as face to face and sometimes things can turn ugly. Flame wars, anonymous postings, mass defections and heavy handed forum moderation are the most common by-products of uncivil conduct, but the implications can hurt feelings and even get you in hot water with your Grand Lodge.

In this episode we'll catch up a little, and talk about ways to keep things civil as we head into some murky waters.

When you post on the internet, things can stick around longer than feelings. Here's an example. My very first step in Masonry is still up on Usenet.

Also there is an appeal to donate to the show so I can create more episodes like Christian Mysticism and the high degrees.

024: In the Interests of the Brethren

021: Speaking of Complete Idiots and the Media...