See, theists always want to point to Communist regimes as the "example" of Atheism, and government intersection. Except it's not. In fact, it is the exact opposite. Communism is the example of the spectrum opposite of Theocracy. No government should ever force a belief system - whether that belief system be a religion, or a rejection of religious belief. Forced theology, regardless of what that theology is is always repressive, and never a good idea. Enlightened atheism celebrates freedom of thought, personal choice, and personal responsibility. For this reason, enlightened atheists never seek to use the government to restrict anyone from practicing their personal religious practices. Atheists only seek to prevent any religion from gaining a foothold in governance, law-making, or the ability to influence other in their personal choices based on religious ethical opinions.