I am in fact half Japanese, half White, I’m a pretty fucking proud Hapa. My celebration of the full moon actually has nothing to do with religion, it’s out of my sheer love and respect for the moon and cosmos in general that I smother my skin in henna. I mean, I have found infinite inspiration in the night sky, the only logical thing to do in my mind is to channel that into something I enjoy and do decently well and recognize my ethereal companion when it’s at it’s finest. As for my religious views, I was raised in a progressive Christian family, though I’m still unclear on what religion I truly identify with, if any at all. I cannot, however, deny the fact that I have experienced moments in my life where I’ve felt as though there was some sort of higher power although I’m not so invested in a religion that it would be devastating or even mildly disappointing if I was wrong. I can be reverent of the world around me as if it were created by something as mighty and perfect as a god and the idea of whether that’s true or not does not threaten the feeling of wonder and awe I find in life. I’ve been to church before and experienced redeeming an positive things like a sense of community and love but I don’t feel the inherent need to read holy texts to live a life of thankful and gracious nature, not to say that there isn’t insight to be gained from religion. I don’t believe in the typical ideals of heaven and hell and though I don’t really feel like everything just ends after death, I don’t fear it and if I do simply cease to exist then it won’t even matter, will it. Regardless of my personal convictions, I respect all religious views across the board, including the absence thereof simply because I think religion is a very personal matter and it isn’t my place to judge what’s right or wrong for someone else’s soul. I could go on and on, it’s an extensive subject with a lot to say but if I didn’t cover what you wanted some more specific follow up questions might help clarify.