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Erika Christensen Says Scientologist Parents Taught Her 'Absolutely Necessary' Rules

Erika Christensen is done keeping quiet about her tied to Scientology. This Monday, the actress spoke to Parenthood costar Dax Shepard on his podcast, Armchair Expert. During their talk, she confessed that she was raised by two scientologists parents.

"It's hard to raise someone as a Scientologist because it's something that you do, it's not something that you believe," she explained to Shepard.

"My parents definitely are Scientologists, approached parenting from a Scientology viewpoint. I know that now as an adult. I can see that in the way that they approached me as a kid and really tried to do what I'm doing now as a parent, which is trying to temper absolutely necessary discipline and rules and structure with fostering independent thought and freedom of personality," continued Christensen, 35.

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"It has to be true for you. Don't take anybody's word for anything ever, basically, without being a cynic or without being some kind of paranoiac. It's just: What do you have if you don't have yourself?"

The Flightplan star continued by saying that her parent never forced her into Scientology, they simply encouraged her to "check it out."

Speaking of the controversial Scientology Documentary Going Clear, Christensen said: "Honestly it doesn't have anything to do with … anything that I've ever learned about the group or organization as a group or organization." She added that the sources are unreliable and "there's no relevance in what they're saying."

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