At the Canadian universities I attended there was a noticeable scarcity of Atheist, Enlightenment writers on reading lists. There were plenty of writers from the romantic conservative reaction, such as Rousseau. After exposure to teachers from France and the United States I was introduced the the writings of French Encyclopedists such as Condorcet and Diderot and their American counterparts Thomas Paine and Jefferson. They still weren't on the reading lists but I had been pointed in the right direction by closet Atheists.
Religious authorities have succeeded in hiding the fact much of the progress we enjoy is due to the influence of Atheists. There is a similar act of plagiarism in the representation of the establishment of the state of Israel. Religious jews, especially the haredi, did little to help establish the country. It was Atheists like Ben-Gurion, Meir, Dayan and Rabin who created the state and its infrastructure. Their being influenced by the Enlightenment was expressed in their love of Atheism, science, technology and democracy. They applied these influences to turn malarial swamps and deserts into farms and cities. None of this is expressed in advertisements to come visit the holy land!
The deeper you dig, the more you will find Atheism has been at the heart of progress. Often this progress was opposed by religious authorities. Atheists need to reclaim credit. Americans need to know Paine and Jefferson were instrumental to the creation of their democratic republic. Misinformed social activists need to know Israel is not a jewish version of Pakistan. There are about three times as many Atheists in Israel as religious jewish fundamentalists. We should publicize Israel's Atheist heritage. We should publicize all Atheism's contributions to progress. Atheism deserves credit. We don't deserve the vilification and exclusion we have been experiencing.