I've been asked, on two occasions recently, if I would be interested in joining the Masons. Apparently their membership is aging a bit, and they are looking to perpetuate their fraternity. Both invitations came from individuals who were members of Baptist churches, one is a deacon. Can someone tell me why Baptists seem so inclined? I've declined the invitation to join. It doesn't appeal to me, and looks like an organization that uses a religious appearance to gain members and legitimacy.