I know that “1/2 the older age + 7″ is a made up thing, but whenever someone asks me large age distance relationship advice, I mention it.
It’s a measurement of what’ something thinks is “commonly accepted” or in other words, “people are less likely to complain about age differences”. Has nothing to do with legality or not.
In this case, 30 /2 =15. 15+ 7 = 22.
A 30 year old dating a 22 year old would not raise eyebrows or be considered anything off by average people. That’s probably true.
16 is outside of that range. So, regardless of other legal things at the moment, according to this made-up thing, 16 would be out of range and raise eyebrows, get people gossiping, etc.
Now at 16 years old, according to this made up thing, the range is REALLY REALLY small. Low of 15 years old, high of 18 years old. So a 16 year old dating a 19 year old or a 14 year old will cause people to commonly gossip and start being negative about it.
It’s .. different. Words sound similar but it’s different.
I mean, to start with Aristotle as a base, to me, seems to make Christ and the Holy Spirit as optional entities.
Aristotle fits well with pantheism. I don’t know his relationship to the Roman Catholic Church very well, although I did read a bit of Aquinas and Augustine once — I plagurized the thing about the sand without realizing it once.
But my understanding of trinity requires all three persons for the process to work. Can’t split one of and say “and if we only had an Aristototilean situation” because then you’re doing pantheism – which is EXACTLY what this meme is espousing.