Long ago I read this Christian theologian (I think it was Karl Barth) saying that we need to "keep our Bibles in one hand and the daily newspaper in the other."
(I suppose if we wish to push interfaith dialogue we could exchange the Bible for any other "Holy" Book, of which our world has many)
I tended to agree with him. Be relevant. Don't allow whatever faith you have to become divorced from currents events, hanging like the grin of the Cheshire Cat, suspended in mid-air without any visible means of support.
Now I'm not so sure. I've tended to fall away a bit from keeping up with the constant daily battering of "events" and "affairs" deemed current. The past week I've virtually turned off the news, barely looked at a newspaper, used the net only for personal interests.
Maybe one aspect of this could be the Hindu notion of our various ages. Later in life you retire to the forest etc etc having done your time in the world of commerce, family, whatever.
I'm 71. Sometimes I feel like I'm living in a parallel universe. Lately, reading of the doings of our current "leadership", I find the best idea is to turn them off.
What do others think?
I'm 35... pretty much half your age.... and would go further than to turn them off. I'd shut them down completely, take their batteries out, encase them in ready mix concrete and drop them in the ocean directly above the Mariana Trench.
Another option is to launch them into space on a course that takes them by the most direct route out of the Solar System, with a warning beacon transmitting to any alien spacecraft that may pick them up on radar (or whatever) to tell them "Keep clear. Do not rescue. Extremely dangerous species onboard."
We may only get one shot at this. We have to be make it count.