Originally Posted by listopencil
I took Dave Lane's comment to mean that the documentary exposed reasons that the Pope stepped down rather than the documentary itself being the reason.
Yes of course. This might have caused events to reach a tipping point but Ratzinger had to be removed as soon as possible much like lancing an infected boil allows it to drain and ultimately heal.
To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.