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"Clam" is an expression used by critics to refer to Scientologists. It comes from a reference made by L.Ron Hubbard about a past-life incident involving clams. While some critics use the word in a relatively innocuous manner, many use it as a tool to dehumanize Scientologists. In this sense, it can be likened to derogatory words such as "Nigger" to designate Blacks or "Kikes" to refer to Jews.

The sample list illustrates the use of the word in ARS, while the Origin of Clam page brings an interesting perspective in the meaning and historical context of derogatory expressions.

What follows is a list I have made in answer to a critic who implied that the expression wasn't used a lot in ARS. I took all the expressions containing the word "clam" in one month, retaining only one statement per person. This gives a good idea on both the frequency of the word and the way it is being used.


Ted

From: ted@ibexbsc.com.xenu.antispam (Ted)
Message-ID: <344668a2.157269988@news-2.csn.net>

The clams are in snit because they weren't cavity searched -- you know how anally oriented $cienos are, especially the upper echelon group.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Message-ID: <Scieno lawfirm in Sweden, Dahlman & Manusson contacts my ISP

John Dorsay

From: "John Dorsay" <xenu@computer.org>
Message-ID: <nyaaricwjmn.pminews@myhostname>

But your very favorite hygienically deficient (genitally speaking) clam-cult dipstick, whose foul and vulgar name will not disgrace this message

 

ail-ana_045c-1.gif (6566 bytes)

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: FLASH: Tidepool rescinds decision to terminate grady@tidepool.com

StukaFox

From: StukaFox <stukafox@shell9.ba.best.com>
Message-ID: <62u6ac$m21$1@nntp1.ba.best.com>

Fuck the Clam-Scam Cult with a broken bottle!

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Internet Ventures, Inc. (Response)

Ex Mudder

From: Dkeith@xenu.best.com (Ex Mudder)
Message-ID: <3454d2c9.7078953@nntp1.ba.best.com>

Whining sniveling cowardly clam

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: COS's "Original Overt"?

Anti-Cult

From: The.Galactic.Federation@ThePentagon.com (Anti-Cult)
Message-ID: <3455f598.673793@193.12.69.3>

How come you clams always comes back for more ass kicking? Answer: you are members of a cult of weaklings and degenerated morons!

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: COS's "Original Overt"?

Telecon

From: telecon@dimensional.com (telecon)
Message-ID: <63d5v1$fku@flatland.dimensional.com>

These are not a matter of policy for idiots^H^H^H^H^H^H scientologists, they are a matter of scripture as far as the clams are concerned. It does not matter to the clams that all of the shit that they consider scripture are what started out as a scam and ended up the rabid ravings of a drunken madman.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Minneapolis Picket Report, 12/26/97

Warren Brown

From: wnb@ns1.inxpress.net (Warren Brown)
Message-ID: <34552b0c.0@204.120.4.15>

my friend said that she and some others wanted to go down to pester the clams,

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Jon Atack's article The Fable

Anima

From: anima@xanadu.io.com (Anima)
Message-ID: <anima.877914336@xanadu.io.com>

But the true bivalve or Hubbardite snapping clam is as enraged against the suppressive wog as a member of any aryan-purity cult.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: ADVICE TO NEW ARS READERS

Deana M. Holmes

From: mirele@super.zippo.com (Deana M. Holmes (NED for OTs Series))
Message-ID: <344cb0da.5046893@snews.zippo.com>

<snip clam bovine fecal matter>

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: the Berlin demo

Tilman Hausherr

From: tilman@berlin.snafu.de (Tilman Hausherr)
Message-ID: <3455cc51.58576464@news.snafu.de>

Fotographers and TV teams were jumping on each other to film the

 front row of the clam bigots.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: songs for the scieno choir

Dave Bird St---Hippo of Augustine

From: Dave Bird---St Hippo of Augustine <dave@xemu.demon.co.uk>
Message-ID: <VaFBYlAJH$O0EwLj@xemu.demon.co.uk>

So from that day the clams get scared when they hear SPs sing!

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: From a German Citizen

Ted Mayett

From: teddy@skylink.net (Ted Mayett (KoX))
Message-ID: <344b155a.38914966@snews.zippo.com>

If they are clams and do not run from the word Xenu, then they are useless clams, not true fanatics.b

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: WAS LERMA ON LSD?

Keith Henson

From: hkhenson@netcom.com (Keith Henson)
Message-ID: <hkhensonEHrntn.9Bp@netcom.com>

Clams don't have much operational freedom or imagination so if they did it one way before, they likely did it the same way next time.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Scientology attacks animal sanctuary

Hilary B. Osborne

From: hosborne@lynx.dac.neu.edu (Hilary B Osborne)
Message-ID: <618khi$1i9@isn.dac.neu.edu>

I was already an SP (will some clam notice me so I can get my SP2?), but I can use this to convince the animal-lovers I know.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Scientology attacks animal sanctuary

IG-88

From: spicelabs@access1.com (IG-88)
Message-ID: <343ebe0b.89552466@news.accessone.com>

The point being whether or not the clams called and lodge a bogus complaint isn't relevant

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Australian Census says 1500 Scientologists

Neil Muspratt

From: neil@gargoyle--.apana.org.au (Neil Muspratt)
Message-ID: <343c3368.40864@troll.apana.org.au>

Just imagine .au clams being ordered in 1996 to put "Scientologist" in the "Religion" section come census time to make it look like the cult is growing here. Plausible?

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: bad news in Luxemburg

Lee Kanzler

From: skyhawk@nospam.oakharbor.net (Lee Kanzler)
Message-ID: <619tm5$85l$1@gte1.gte.net>

Oh yes, your a clam wgert so its expected from you.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Scientology Webring

Martin Hunt

From: martinh@islandnet.com (Martin Hunt),
Message-ID: <EYpN0MdlgY7c092yn@islandnet.com>
(from follow up but bug in Google truncates post)

Keith has indeed been to visit the clams, who tried to recruit him and who have influenced him.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Jenny, the AOL clam

Rod Keller

From: rkeller@voicenet.com (Rod Keller)
Message-ID: <633cfu$ohn@netaxs.com>

My point is to inform people about Jenny, the AOL clam. Her post is on-topic for a.r.s.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Weekly ARS posting stats (experimental)

John Smith

From: jsmith@jsmith.com (john smith)
Message-ID: <61u6bc$1ou@news1.zippo.com>

He CANT read them..they usually have the word 'Xenu' ("Could be spelled X-E-M-U") in them. We'd hate to restimulate the poor little clam..

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Biased Journalism** V3no6 Henson Stealth Picket

Michael Reuss

From: mreuss@rmi.nospam.net (Michael Reuss)
Message-ID: <344363c3.3530348@news.frii.com>

But that probably makes you an above average upper level OSA clam.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Slant ad on Discovery Channel

Unite 61

From: Unit 61 <zjohnablez@execpc.com>
Message-ID: <3440613A.1677@execpc.com>

They have good TV here but I am going to have to send them something about running ads for the Clam Cult.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: A.r.s. Week In Review - Addendum

Starsats

From: starsats@aol.com (Starsats)
Message-ID: <19971006181301.OAA11065@ladder02.news.aol.com>b

ONLY a clam would use words like this.

 

clam2.jpg (35105 bytes)

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Re: A.r.s. Week In Review - Addendum

Nukewaster

From: nukewaster@aol.com (NUKEWASTER)
Message-ID: <19971007035701.XAA22377@ladder01.news.aol.com>

Snap, Snap. Long live the 2nd Church of Mollusks. All comers welcome. Bring a good recipe for your favorite mollusk dish, and we will gather to worship bashed clams.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: A.r.s. Week In Review - Addendum

Frank Copeland

From: fjc@thingy.apana.org.au (Frank Copeland)
Message-ID: <slrn63j2a8.vmh.fjc@thingy.apana.org.au>

I have to ask myself, just how many people do the clams have left that they can trust to post on ARS,

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: AOL CoS Message Boards

Neil Woods

From: njwoods@postoffice.worldnet.att.net (Neil Woods)b
Message-ID: <61erfu$4uj@bgtnsc02.worldnet.att.net>

Pim did out-post the "Theta-Grams" when the clams had a push to fill that folder anyhow ... I thought the call for clam recipes was a nice touch,though. Crushed clams may have been a bit extreme.

 

clamin8.gif (59498 bytes)

 

 

Grady Ward

From: grady@tidepool.com (Grady Ward)
Message-ID: <343eb243.53968543@news.supernews.com>

The stupidity of the rank and file clam approaches criminal responsibility

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Spource: Beginner Needs Advice

David Gerard

From: fun@thingy.apana.spaaaamtraaaaap.org.au (David Gerard)
Message-ID: <slrn63lk2p.r87.fun@thingy.apana.org.au>

The Internet is the wrost thing ever to happen to the CoS for another reason: the FreeZone - their actual direct COMPETITION - can now keepit together in the face of clammery. And steal members out from under them!

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Senseless Waste

Taniwha

From: Taniwha <taniwha@taniwha.com>
Message-ID: <3452A723.19A85B84@taniwha.com>

watching all the clam-footbulletting at the moment is wayyyyy too fun

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Erlich's Mouth

Bagheera

From: "bagheera" <bagheera@dgsys.com>
Message-ID: <01bcd350$be9966a0$5d4161cc@newsco1.dgsys.com>

I strongly recommend to all Please do not trust this man, With any of your private thoughts, Or any of your plans Cause if he should become nonplused, He'll run and tell the CLAMS!!

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: D'AMATO SHAKES HANDS WITH DEVIL

John M. Vreeland

From: "John M. Vreeland" <jmvree@infi.net>
Message-ID: <343D5F1F.DBEC5F6@infi.net>

It's more than likely that Joe Leno was referring to Alphonse D'Amato's less than honorable career than anything to do with clams. I doubt Jay Leno even knows about the senator's clam connection.

 

Abdjalil

From: rayr@SPAM.TRAP.ezlink.com (Abdjalil -- Clam Hunter)

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: plane banner suggestions

John C. Randolph

From: jcr.remove@this.phrase.idiom.com (John C. Randolph)
Message-ID: <61ikv7$72f$1@news.idiom.com>

HUBBARD WAS A NUT CASE
or
POOR LITTLE CLAMS: SNAP! SNAP! SNAP!

 

 
 

NoScieno

From: noscieno@aol.com (NoScieno)
Message-ID: <19971020184100.OAA29004@ladder02.news.aol.com>

Stupid clams. They haven't evolved at all.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source; Create Your Future Today!

Thomas J. Merritt

From: tjm@netcom.com (Thomas J. Merritt)
Message-ID: <tjmEHsoMG.2GI@netcom.com>

The amount of hard clam span has definitely gone up in the last several months.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source; Scientology Stereotyping

Exile49

From: exile49@aol.com (Exile49)
Message-ID: <19971011153400.LAA09172@ladder01.news.aol.com>

Most of the little clams on the orgs seem to be about 2.5 right now.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Message-ID: <Picketing downstat org in Poole UK

Jens Tingleff

From: jensting@imaginet.fr (Jens Tingleff)
Message-ID: <jensting-ya02408000R1510971003540001@snews2.zippo.com>

Senior clams are visibly upset when a Xenu leaflet is handed to a member

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: UK psychiatrists: big decision!

Roger Gonnet

From: rgonnet <dictionnaire@hol.fr>
Message-ID: <343FA3B5.151DA577@hol.fr>

This fact alone, while I was still a clam, casted some doubts upon the "pc" - but i did not thought then to doubt of the tech,

 

Phillip Zadarnowski

From: fanjet@nilspam.iinet.com.au (Phillip Zadarnowski)
Message-ID: <34437fc5.15516664@news.m.iinet.net.au>

You were a *clam*?? I must have missed this before. No wonder you are so well informed about the Cof$ in France!

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Picket in Poole Oct 11th -97. Pictures/words on Web [Xenu]

Future808

From: future808@aol.com (Future808)
Message-ID: <19971015211300.RAA10387@ladder02.news.aol.com>

This reminds me of a converstaion I had with a clam friend of mine.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Sopurce: Picketing downstat org in Poole UK

Roland Rashleigh-Berry

From: Roland <roland.rashleigh-berry@_SPAMTRAP_virgin.net>
Message-ID: <344185E4.49B2@_SPAMTRAP_virgin.net>

Stuart (the clam ethics officer) was taking photos of me as I passed their body routers waving at them furiously.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source; Scientology Fails Again (was Re: a BIG WIN for gertie: an account of

Hud Nordin

From: hud@netcom.com (Hud Nordin)
Message-ID: <hudEI6sr4.9xw@netcom.com>

Grady's off the Net. Smug clams smile -- for a few hours.

r

 

Eric Guy

From: eguy@mindspring.com (Eric Guy)
Message-ID: <3448b466.22571209@news.mindspring.com>

It looks like some Clam in seattle at crossover.com is doing the cancelling.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source; driven into bankruptcy

Brett

From: brett45@earthlink.net (Brett)
Message-ID: <34497da7.18817384@news.earthlink.net>

Cults+Conspiracies+Scams+Crimes+Clams! What do these add up to?

 

dmo_039-1.jpg (30579 bytes)

 

Gregg Hagglund

From: elrond@cgo.wave.ca (Gregg Hagglund)
Message-ID: <http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt.religion.scientology/msg/4d9985074b836b6e>

boy I would love be a fly on the wall when the local clams figure out what "quiet stuff" is slowly hitting them in the pocketbook :-)

 

Chris

From: Anonymous@nowhere.anywhere.net (Chris)
Message-ID: <345fbe86.94904205@news.shore.net>

The time is ripe and King Clam Miscavige himself must be starting to wonder what is going to happen to his poor cult.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source; Internet Ventures, Inc. (Response)

Zane Thomas

From: zane@die_spammers.mabry.com (Zane)
Message-ID: <34cfc7b8.532172804@snews.zippo.com>

Your dad's a fucking idiot, or that was a pretty funny post, or you clams are really dumb.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: What kind of anarchy is this, anyway?

Roger P. Williams

From: Roger P Williams <rpw03@gnofn.org>
Message-ID: <62h2qu$ccc@junkie.gnofn.org>

Geez. As if the clams weren't bad enough...!

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: PICKET? IAS event at shrine auditorium, Nov 1

Rob Clark

From: xenu@mindspring.com (Rob Clark)
Message-ID: <344e892d.34028785@news.mindspring.com>

considering the violence of the clams at cedars, picketing this location, while potentially hazardous, is a sure way to show them that they are not master of their own domain,

 

Jonas Flygare

From: Jonas Flygare <flax@bengt.algonet.se>
Message-ID: <ycgyb3enktg.fsf@bengt.algonet.se>

You clams need to much better at the spin control, instead of having the press put down your earthshattering demos like this.

 

Xenubat

From: "Xenubat" <Xenubat@primenet.com>
Message-ID: <01bce33d$a9358b20$a532a5ce@packard-bell>

Of course, if the clams do something else to really infuriate me I might change my mind and solo picket after all

 

Xenu@marcabs

From: xenu@marcabs.org
Message-ID: <34567aaf.1231024@news.paonline.com>

Looks like the clams are downstat when it comes to protests.

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source; Berlin demo made the media

Muray Chapman

From: csmchapm@dingo.cc.uq.edu.au (Murray Chapman)
Message-ID: <638k91$fbm$1@nargun.cc.uq.edu.au>

It's hilarious; a clam dressed up as the Statue of Liberty,

 

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Snailmail from "RTC"

Datamatixpunk

 

From: datamatixpunk
Message-ID: <636s8q$d08@drn.zippo.com>

Stupid clams getting caught with their trademarks down

 


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