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In a new episode of her podcast, “me & dad radio”, on Apple music, Billie Eilish talks with her father, Patrick O’Connell, about her past faith and how it has impacted the way she sees religion today.
“I don’t know if anyone knows, I don’t think I’ve ever talked about it. When I was little, when I was a kid, I was super religious for no reason,” Eilish admitted. “My family was never religious. I didn’t know anyone who was religious. And for some reason, when I was little, I was incredibly religious.
The 18-year-old singer (@billieeilish), went on to explain that she identified herself as religious for years before one day, she recovered. “And then at one point, I don’t know what happened. My fanaticism just completely disappeared,” she recalled.
She explained that this change suddenly made her almost anti-religious. Months later, she confesses that she learned from it and became much more open-minded about religion and the different beliefs of others.
“I don’t know why that happened to me. I don’t know what made me like that. After that period of my life, I have loved the idea of other beliefs,” Eilish said. “I think people with closed minds, people like me from a couple of years ago, are very pathetic. Very pathetic. I love to hear what people believe.
“I also love to hear why they believe in it and what makes them believe in it,” he added. “And especially if I don’t agree, because I like to listen and I like to understand. I think it’s very important to support all the beliefs in the world and all the opinions, and not to reject people because of what they believe.