The rationalization of morale found in the State the new god. After French Revolucion priests were progressively replaced by politicians and bureaucrats. And these became the new “interpreters” of the will of the gods (the nation-state based on cultural or racial criteria). Faith was replaced by regulations and media messages.
Now people have MSM telling them what to think, what to say, what to buy, how to behave, etc. They now get their morale dictated 24×7, at all times, their entire life.
Also, they don´t have the hope of another life after death, because everything is suposed to start and end in this techno-materialistic 3D Matrix.
People got everything on the outside but got emptied in the inside. They are much poorer than 300 years ago because the inside is the only thing you really own.