Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.<quoted text>
No it wasn't. Power and control was THE motivating factor. Eliminating all threats.
If those using the church and religion were motivated by power and control and committed atrocities frequently mentioned this is their mirror image.
Lenin used atheism as a tool,his motivation being power and control. If one doesn't care for judging all Atheists by Lenins actions one should afford Christians the same courtesy.