Before I start, I just want to say that this is not any sort of conspiracy-type thread and I don't believe Russell was a member of the illuminati.
I just finished reading Dan Brown's Angels&Demons, before which I hadn't even heard of the Illuminati. It struck me as curious that the "New World Order" as described in the book had some similarities with the society's teachings regarding events in Revelation (including the name itself). In particular, I found it interesting that the Illuminati were/are seeking to destroy religion and establish a worldwide government. The organization teaches (at least they did when I left) that government will turn on babylon the great and destroy her and that the witnesses will be the only ones left standing. I was curious if this is a teaching that is unique to the witnesses, or do other religions interpret the events in Revelation the same way? If it's unique to the witnesses, does anyone else find it an interesting parallel with Illuminati teachings?