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'I don't not believe': Pop star Billie Eilish says she'd like there to be a God, was 'super religious' as a child

by Premier Journalist

Pop star Billie Eilish has opened up about her views on God, revealing that she was "very religious" as a child. Eilish, 18, is already one of the most successful recording artists in the world and the youngest person ever to win 'Album of the Year' at the Grammy's. 

Speaking on her new podcast, "Me & Dad radio" alongside her father, Eilish said that she was religious as a child despite her family home being completely void of faith.

"I don't know if any of you know...I don't think I've ever talked about it. When I was a little kid, I was super religious for no reason," she said. "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. And then at one point, I don't know what happened. It just completely went away." 

Eilish said that after getting a bit older, she found herself becoming "almost anti-religious for no reason also.”

“I don't know why that happened," she said. "I don't know what made me that way. And then after that period of my life, I've loved the idea of other beliefs. I don't not believe and I don't do believe. I'm in a very neutral position. I'm open to every belief pretty much." 

Despite not adhering to a specific religious framework, the artist said she wouldn't class herself as an atheist because she still hopes that God exists.

“[I love] the idea that there's a God," Eilish explained. "So why not? How would I know? I'm not going to say I know I don't, nobody knows," she explained. 

The pop phenomenon's father, Patrick O'Connell, said it was "pretty marvellous" that Billie had managed to formulate her own faith despite a distinct lack of input and influence from her parents. 

"From my point of view, as a parent, we did not go to church and we didn't really talk about religion at all. And wasn't in our household very much. And you just believed," he said. “You had all these kind of organized thoughts about the whole thing. And I thought it was pretty marvellous. I didn't object to it. I didn't say you can't believe that." 

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