No problem Zilcho.
I think it's pretty much both. It really depends on your perspective, but this is how I view it.
A religion is defined as:
Originally Posted by dictionary.com
a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
Buddhism would be in that category, because it tells people that to achieve Nirvana, (basically when you realize the absolute truth of the world, and then once you die, you will not be reincarnated again) you must follow the Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths.
The Four Noble Truths basically say that to achieve Nirvana, you have to stay away from all human desire, because desire is the cause of all suffering. The Eightfold Path tells you how to avoid human desire.
So it's a religion, because it is a set of beliefs that have to do with the cause/nature/purpose of the universe.
But it is also a way of life, because Buddhists must follow the Eightfold Path in their everyday life so they can achieve Nirvana.
Originally Posted by wikipedia
The Eightfold Path
1. Right view
2. Right intention
* Ethical conduct
3. Right speech
4. Right action
5. Right livelihood
* Mental discipline
6. Right effort
7. Right mindfulness
8. Right concentration
Also, the theory of evolution is not a religion. I'm Catholic, yet I somewhat believe evolution. I just assume that it is not chance that made things evolve the way they did, it was God's will.