I was raised by pragmatical parents, who had an open ear for the mysterious, but staied always down-to-earth. They got passed on the tradition by my grandparents and so they continued to follow tradition but they never really took it serious. I am baptized, I am protestant and I had my confirmation at age 14. I've read the bible and I like many passages from it and I have learnt some things by rote, like Psalm 23.
When I was very young, being a very naive child from the start, I believed in a God, similiar like I believed in Santa Clause till age 8 or so when I finally caught my Dad bringing the presents from the basement. When I was young I often prayed for God's help before hard exams, so I still think I owe him.
I am looking at this from a split view, if you ask me as a scientist, I'll tell you, God doesnt exist. But if you ask me as a dreamer and believer, I'll say the very idea of religion is adoreable. As a realist I have to say: tho religion has probably brought many people a thing to live for in life, I too thing it will be the cause why this world will go to hell one day, therefore I have to say: no.
I do not believe that the christian belief does fit my ideals. If I would really care about it, I'ld prolly look into the direction of buddhism, which I think does form the connection between the natural and the humane more closely and therefore has a more evolved scientific look on the World.
As a very independant person, I am rejected by the sect character religious people have. But this is me, I dont even like to sit in a bus next to people, I rather stand. Bottom line: Yes, the disbelief was passed on, but in comparism to many german households, I am more traditionally rooted and at least am able to marry in church (what my gf is not, cause she aint even baptized).