That was why he existed: to refute the wonders of God's creation. Indeed, a yes with a lingering memory of no in it is often the best yes of all But a yes can seldom be repaired with a no Yesses are final There is no taking them back. Say yes and you're buggered.Once upon a time we could look to the devil to say no for us. Never mind what Europeans are saying non and nee to, the simple fact that they are saying it is reason enough to throw a party A Say Yes to No party My place You're all invited But I will be unimpressed if any of you turn up.
The whole point of being invited to a Say Yes to No party is that you say no to it. Just Say No. It's what we tell alcoholics, smokers, drug-takers, binge-eaters, underage girls who do not understand why they keep falling pregnant, adults who cannot stop themselves from reading novels written for their children Just Say No.Whatever the attractions of yes, no is better You will be sorry sometimes that you said no But it's not irrevocable A no can usually be repaired with a yes. Non Nee No Music to my ears. So if you see Kingdom of Heaven, when Saladin sets the crucifix back on the altar, remember that deafening applause from the Muslims of Beirut More from Robert Fisk.
And they roared their approval above the soundtrack of the film.So I left the Dunes cinema in Beirut strangely uplifted by this extraordinary performance - of the audience as much as the film See it if you haven't. And if you do, remember how the Muslims of Beirut came to realise that even Hollywood can be fair. I came away realising why - despite the murder of Beirut's bravest journalist on Friday - there probably will not be a civil war here again. And he carefully picks up the cross and places it reverently back on the altar. And at this point the audience rose to their feet and clapped and shouted their appreciation They loved that gesture of honour They wanted Islam to be merciful as well as strong.