The Doctrine of the Mean by Confucius

Is the way of life advocated by the text of The Doctrine of the Mean by Confucius more of a religion or a philosophy? Explain your understanding of the difference between religion and philosophy, and explain how the work fits into the category of philosophy. Cite only this piece of work as only source, please include citation of translation used. Times new roman, 12 pt. font, double spaced, MLA format.