BATU, Indonesia. Photo by Jes Aznar

Saturday, February 26, 2011

God's Army*

You look into his eyes and you wonder if the evil you see truly exists or if it's all just in your mind.

I used to want to ask him myself. I used to dream of interviewing him to ask if he really did eat the Italian priest's ears. Oh, but as Mother Teresa said, more tears are shed over answered prayers. 

Given the chance now, I don't know if I still want that "dream interview." But yeah, I still would like to find out. Perhaps like Clarice in the Silence of the Lambs. 

I don't have screaming lambs to silence, just plain curiosity based on stories I heard about the Ilaga while growing up. 

Last night, I saw them. Or more accurately, I saw them through the eyes of Jes Aznar.

They are God's Army, indeed. 

*The title of the photo essay as quoted from the website.