this feature is part of a special five-part series on religion happening all week across sbs news. growing up in pakistan, sabeena mozaffar was raised to be a devout muslim.she always had doubts about her faith, but didn't feel comfortable enough to share them until she moved to sydney for university. read morenow she is an atheist.`just asking: 'if god is responsible for all the positive in the world, is he not also responsible for all the negative?' my parents would often react very aggressively because they were scared i would leave the faith,` the 23-year-old told sbs news.`when i finally realised that, yes i am an atheist, i did feel this relief. i also felt this anger because i had wasted 21 years of my life believing a concept that i just realised was false and i never had any say in what i believed,` she said.ms mozaffar is not alone. census data reveals more young australians than ever are turning their backs on religion.in 2001, 19 per cent of people aged under 24 identified as not religious. that increased to 35 per cent in 2016.sabeena mozaffar grew up in pakistan in a strict muslim family.supplied university student lisa qiu grew up in a christian household. now, she's an active atheist and president of unsw agnostics, atheists and humanists at the university of nsw.`i started using science more to answer questions. not using religion as guidance to do good, but using my own intuition. i had a bit more of an independent mind,` she told sbs news...