There are theories that explain why believe in God and Anime both exist. Not that the two topics are related, but the explanation for what causes talent in them does have an explanation, albeit, a controversial one...
And that explanation is: Cultural and National Genetics.
Top Asian and European Artists, Designers, Conceptual Artists, Comics Artists, Animators, and Illustrators....
AND religious conviction....
Has always been, and will always be, either ethnically or culturally GENETIC. It's in your genes.
You're ability to worship God, draw comics and manga, or draw anime and animation well, is in your genes.
We inherit most of our talents and abilities from our parents.
Some of the ability to believe, or draw, is learnt. But mostly, it just runs in the family.
Genius at religion and art is inherited.
That's also the reason many Asians only want Asians to draw anime and manga. It's a culturally biased race thing, but mostly because Asians are more likely to have a pre-ordained ability to intuit out How To Draw Anime and Manga to BEGIN with.
Genetics is a HUGE factor in creativity and religion
So where does that leave me, you say??
Well let's think about it. While I was born in America to a white mother and multiracial British father, there is a lot of Eurasian and other such blood in my ancestry. But I had ancestors who were Mongolian (Chinese), French, British, Russian, and German and many other places in this world (many not associated with creativity, such as North Africa and Australia).
If one wanted to chart the cultural inclination of MY creativity's genetic lineage (not taught, inherited, PURELY inherited.)
The Chinese are known for film, martial arts choreography, and spiritual/secular philosophy. But they are also known to attempt anime and manga, though not as famously as Japan does. Chinese anime is folk anime, and Chinese manga is folk manga. It's so called "outsider manga", often incorporating the same literary and cinematic techniques the Chinese apply to their older cultural traditions. So I've got that element in my comics and cartooning. The Asian Folk art element.
Then there is the French, Russian, and German ("Jewish Ashkenazi" according to 23andme.com) Genes I carry. Countries that excelled at literature, architecture, storytelling, science, technology, film, and art, some like France (with comics/manga and animation co-pros) more than others.
Combine those 2 cultures (East and West), and you get where my creative intuition originates from. To be honest, yes I DO believe a lot of my creativity comes from my cultural genes. I don't think it's a magic trick. It's inherited from my ancestors, even if I know nothing about any of them as family from being adopted. Which I don't know, so that answers that question.