Billie Eilish remembered being an “incredibly religious” girl, though she has changed her beliefs since.
Having discussed Joan Osborne ‘s song “One of Us” during a recent episode of her Apple Music show “me & dad radio,” the 18-year-old singer spoke about her childhood faith and the effect it has had on her current religious beliefs.
“I don’t know if any of you know — I don’t think I’ve ever talked about it. When I was little, like when I was a little kid, I was super religious for no damn reason,” she clarified.
Eilish went on saying, “My family never was religious. I didn’t know anyone that was religious. And for some reason as a little girl, I just was incredibly religious. That went on for years.”
She further revealed how she held onto her faith before it suddenly vanished, at which point she was “almost anti-religious.”
“At one point, I don’t know what happened. It just completely went away,” she recalled. “It was weird. Because then I had a couple of years of being like almost anti-religious for no reason also. And I don’t know why that happened. I don’t know what made me that way.”
Eilish has also said she has developed a respect for all religions and enjoyed hearing about what others believe. She called “closed minds” people “pathetic” and “lame.”
“I’ve loved the idea of other beliefs. I think people with closed minds, you know like people like me from a couple years ago, I think that’s very pathetic to have a closed mind, and it’s very lame. I love hearing people’s beliefs. I love talking about what people believe in and hearing why they believe in it and what makes them believe in it, especially if I don’t agree,” she said.
Eilish ‘s father, Patrick O’Connell, joined the conversation in just to add that he and Eilish ‘s mother, Maggie Baird, were always supportive of their daughter’s values during their Los Angeles upbringing.
“From my point of view as a parent, we did not go to church. We didn’t really talk about religion at all. It wasn’t in our household very much. You just believed,” O’Connell told her. “You had this organized thought about the whole thing, and I thought it was pretty marvelous. I didn’t object to it. I didn’t say, ‘You can’t believe that.'”
Eilish agreed, saying that she is now in a “very neutral position” and “open to every belief pretty much.”
“I love the idea that there’s a God, so why not? How would I know?” she asked. “How am I going to say I know? I don’t. Nobody knows.”
Earlier on the show, it was revealed Billie Eilish Was Obsessed With Justin Bieber That Her Mom Had To Take Her To Therapy.