Well ... I didn't mean to offend Crofty and I'm not upset at what he said. But thanks for defending me. All I meant is that this is widely known, not that everyone should know it. It is interesting and important. As Mr. Schulz and I observe in Separate Identity, pyramidology has no rational or factual basis, even if widely believed in the Russell era.
Sparrow, I don't know of anyone who denies the pyramid monument is connected to Russell. Many will tell you it's not his tomb or head stone, and it isn't. I think the usual objection is to the claim that it is Masonic. It isn't.
I think the significance of the pyramid monument is often missed. For Russellites it was a symbol of divine revelation to mankind, a proof of divine favor. Some Russellites still see the pyramid that way. This is irrational. And unscriptural too. But like many questionable fads, a host of religious people believed the same thing at one time. Like phrenology, it was once viewed as 'science,' but other than by a few essentially irrational people, it is now seen as quackery.