None of us have definitive proof that God either exists or doesn't exist. We all have the possibility to reach a nihilistic reasoning stand off whether this be internally with ourselves or externally with others. Some people are illogical and only consider half the formula, others however are persuaded by the complete formula.
1.People who only consider half the formula are persuaded by Buddhism RELIGIOUS belief principles because it gives them comfort. They are convinced that SELF is an illusion. They are only persuaded that Good (1) is Bad (0) and Bad (0) is Good (1).
2.People who consider the whole formula have the complete picture and accept SELF which is NOT an illusion and they acknowledge their failings because they accept that Good (1) is Good (1) and Bad (0) is Bad (0).
Good and Bad are separate.