An American singer and songwriter, Billie Eilish’s religious views have piqued the interest of many since she released her 2019 single titled “All the Good Girls Go to Hell”. More than that, the song and of course her entire body of work has earned her various recognition and prestigious awards. For instance, Billboard named her one of the most successful artists of the 2010s decade. The RIAA once ranked her among the highest-certified artists of the digital single era and she has won multiple Grammy Awards. In fact, she is distinguished as the second person in history and the youngest to have won the major categories of the award; Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year.
Billie Eilish Was Born To Parents Who Weren’t Religious But She Was Super Religious As a Kid
It is not a secret that the 22 year-old singer has famous parents. Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell was born on the 18th of December 2001. Her place of birth was in Los Angeles, California, and her parents are Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell; both of whom are entertainers. Beyond being musicians, Maggie and Patrick are also members of the movie industry. Given that, it wouldn’t be out of place for one to conclude that Billie’s parents influenced her career. This cannot be said about her religious nature as a kid.
According to the singer, she was religious as a kid even though neither of her parents was religious. In an episode of her Apple Music podcast, “Me & Dad radio”, the singer asserted that she was “super religious for no damn reason” when she was a little girl. This was quite a surprise as her family was not religious and according to her, she didn’t know anyone who was. Adding to that, her father related that theirs was a family that didn’t go to church or talked about religion.
Nonetheless, Patrick and his wife supported their religious girl and never discouraged her from expressing herself religiously. One would think she was probably influenced at school. But then, reports have it that the singer and her older brother named Finneas were homeschooled by their parents so that they would have the time to pursue other things they are interested in.
The “Bad Guy” Singer Became Anti-Religious As She Got Older
Billie Eilish kept up with her religious ways for years. But then, it vanished at some point and she became almost anti-religious. Noting that she is yet to realize what happened to her faith in God, the singer related that it completely went away.
This was followed by a phase in her life she described as “almost anti-religious”. Just as there was no tangible reason for her being religious as a kid, there was also no tangible reason for the fact that she was once at the edge of being against religion.
While she admitted that it is weird to have gone through these phases, the singer has insisted that she doesn’t know why it happened.
Billie Eilish Now Considers Herself to Be Neutral When It Comes to Religion
The almost anti-religious phase in the singer’s life also gave way and she is now in a neutral position about religion. In her own words, she “don’t not believe (sic)” and “don’t do believe”. The singer said she is now open to every belief and holds on to the idea that there is a God.
For her, having a closed mind about religion is “very pathetic” and “lame”. While she maintains a neutral position, she likes to hear about people’s beliefs, whatever they may be. The singer shared that even when she outrightly doesn’t agree with a religious view, she loves hearing people talk about it and why they believe in it.
In all, Billie Eilish would not even go as far as calling herself an atheist. However, people think she is not only someone who does not believe in the existence of God but a devil worshipper.
The Singer Has Also Maintained She Is Not a Dark Person
Right from the beginning of her career, Billie Eilish has been known for music many consider to be sullen and depressive. Often described as a death-haunted singer, Eilish has also been accused of glorifying the devil through her songs. Among others, the song “All the Good Girls go to Hell” has been scrutinized for its lyrics and video. Excerpts from the lyrics of the song read: “My Lucifer is lonely…even God herself has enemies…she’ll want the devil on her team.” The video features Billie as a fallen angel cast away from heaven to earth.
While a lot of people see the satanic imagery of the song as a form of idolizing the devil, the singer has maintained that the song is about climate change and the harm we are causing the earth. In one of her many interviews, she explained that humans are ruining the world. If nothing is done to manage the crisis, Earth would be hell and the good girls would be in it with the bad girls. She described mankind as the flu destroying the world.
Contrary to what some people have come to conclude from her music, Billie is not a dark person. The singer said she is always laughing at things and nobody close to her would describe her as such. Nevertheless, she has had to battle demons like anxiety and depression which came with her rise to fame. Billie’s life changed when she became popular and the fact that she couldn’t hang out anymore without being bothered left her feeling very sad.