As part of my current class on religions I am required to interview some people on their believes (beliefs--you got it right in the title). If you want to participate please just answer the questions below:
1. Do you believe in God?
No, i consider the concept preposterous.
2. If yes, briefly what is God like?
Obviously not relevant to me.
3. if no, do you believe in any other form of higher power? (and if so please describe it)
No, and that's a distinction without a difference--which is to say, it's a stupid question. (I blame your instructor for that, not you.)
4. Do you think there is a moral way to behave/ treat people? why?
This is actually several questions--two explicit, and the others implicit.
Morality implies a universal standard for behavior. I know of no good reason to assume that any such standard applies. How one chooses to treat people can be, and it appears, usually is not dependent upon any morality. People frequent consult their self-interest when deciding how to treat others, and claims for morality are just rationalizations, usually after the fact.
Why i believe that is personal experience, and the long view offered by history. Furthermore, there is such a concept as a moral compass, and that conditions my thinking about how people ought to be treated. When speaking of a moral compass, one is not necessarily referring to an absolute standard, as it is an individual standard, a standard conceived of and maintained by the individual. Such standards can be a useful guide to making society function smoothly for everyone in it. On that basis, my answer to why is that the more equity, the more justice there is in society, the more it benefits the individuals who make up society. Those people who treat others badly on the basis of their personal interest can reasonably be considered sociopathic. I consider that society ought to take steps to protect itself, and the individuals who constitute society from such sociopathic individuals--like serial killers and capitalists.
5. If so, what are some examples of these morals?
This is a question which asks for many answers. Basically, "morality" should render good outcomes to the most people, and should enjoin the individual to do no harm.
6. What, if anything, happens after death?
The body rots and people eventually forget.
This is a simple-minded and naïve questionnaire. Once again, i blame your instructor for that, not you.