Today we celebrate St. Simon and St. Jude, about whom we know virtually nothing. They are named as apostles in the Bible and there is a tradition that they were martyrs. We do know that in the first century you could get killed for your religious beliefs by people who had different religious beliefs. In the 21st century you can still get killed for your beliefs by people who have different beliefs. Or, if not killed, then demonized, ostracized, anathematized, marginalized.