Goparaju Ramachandra Rao (15 November 1902 – 26 July 1975) was an Indian social reformer, atheist activist and a participant in the Indian independence movement. He authored many books on atheism and proposed atheism as self-confidence. He propagated positive atheism by his articles, speeches, books and his social work. He is the founder of Atheist Centre along with his wife Saraswathi Gora and a few volunteers.
|… economic systems ... have never arranged themselves by themselves. It is men who do the ordering according to their attitudes, desires and understanding of things. Changes take place, not independent of man's will, but on account of man's wills. Civilization has progressed by man's interference with material conditions.||Development & Growth|
|Because morality is a social necessity, the moment faith in God is banished, man's gaze turns from god to man and he becomes socially conscious. Religious belief prevented the growth of a sense of realism. But atheism at once makes man realistic and alive to the needs of morality. Atheism alone is the surest way to morality.||Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest|
|We respect law, when the law respects our needs. Whenever legality clashes with morality, legality should be opposed and morality should be upheld.||Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest|