Over a period of time I got to thinking - what does the word 'Apostate' mean to me. Having given it some thought, this is my view;
The Org has given the word its own definition and basically use it to demonise people and consider them pariahs.
However, the JW meaning of 'Apostate' is a mere word and only has power if recognised as such. They can label you all they want because they've given power to that word. Now here is the clincher: you don't have to accept the power and meaning they've given it, and what is more, you sure as hell don't have to hide from it either!
What do you think?