In the midst of a culture that is rationally organized for a vocational workaday life, there is hardly any room for the cultivation of acosmic brotherliness, unless it is among strata who are economically carefree. Under the technical and social conditions of rational culture, an imitation of the life of Buddha, Jesus, or Francis seems condemned to failure for purely external reasons.

Source:Part III. Chapter XIII. Religious Rejections of the World and Their Directions, From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology (1946)
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