Polaris Global, Scientology and Facebook (again!)
Earlier this month Polaris Global held their Sovereignty Live event in Whistler BC, Canada.
So far, details of the how the Sovereignty Live event went have been pretty scarce. Naturally then when Polaris Global decided to publish some photos of the event on Christmas Day, I browsed over to take a look (link originally provided by BehindMLM reader ‘Boris‘).
As I browsed around the various photo galleries that had been uploaded last Saturday, I decided to have a deeper look at Polaris Global’s Facebook profile as it’d been a while since I last checked it out.
No further had I gone then their main profile page when I found myself amazed at what I was seeing.
Dead centre of the page was a quote referenced from none other than Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.
Polaris Global and Scientology? Not again guys!
As you can see the Hubbard quote was uploaded by a Lori Moore and as of the 29th December 2010, is still very much publicly viewable from Polaris Global’s main Facebook Profile page.
Amusingly five people have ‘liked’ the quote since it was published less than twenty four hours ago.
The quote reads as follows;
One can feel that things are such now, that it is much too late to do anything, that one’s past road is so messed up that there is no chance of drawing a future one that will be any different: there is always a point on the road when one can map a new one and try to follow it. There is no person alive who cannot make a new beginning”
– L Ron Hubbard
Now obviously Facebook isn’t the official Polaris Global website but their profile is used quite frequently in an official capacity. Links to it feature quite prominently on Polaris Global’s website, whilst a quick glance reveals that it’s used quite frequently by Polaris Global distributors and management to communicate with eachother.
This isn’t the first time Polaris has been linked to Scientology over Facebook either. The first instance was then Executive Marketing Council (EMC) member Shannon Lavenia (now with GiveOpp), publicly called on Polaris Global members to join her for a ‘productivity workshop’ at the Hubbard College of Administration. This was the first ever public link made between Scientology and Polaris Global and with over 400 comments posted and a sizeable chunk of Polaris Global’s EMC resigning before the end of 2009, caused quite a stir.
With the drama that the connection between Scientology and Polaris Global (formerly Polaris Media Group) has perviously caused, which ultimately resulted in Shane Krider, CEO of Polaris Global publicly admitting he is a Scientologist after months of speculation, why Polaris Global would risk any association or alignment with any religious organisation is a mystery.
One can’t help but wonder if Lori Moore was a Scientologist before she joined Polaris Global, or if she decided to join the religious as a direct result of her participation with the company.
Whether the quote will be removed by Polaris management remains to be seen. On its own it might very well be applicable to Polaris Global as a business, but given the company’s history is sure to at the very least raise some eyebrows within the ranks.
Having author and producer of Polaris Global’s product line, Gregory Strom claiming that Polaris’ ‘video and written course products have consistently avoided any particular political or religious belief system as a matter of company policy,‘ is a hard pill to swallow when you’ve got Polaris distributors publishing L. Ron Hubbard Scientology quotes to Polaris Global’s official Facebook Profile.