While I am an inactive Jehovah's Witness, I am still considered one. Based on this technically, they allow themselves to talk to me every now and then and I can see that they dwell happily in that technicality. I know the signals are all out there that I stopped attending due to disagreement with the teachings, however, since I never told them anything about it, I am, technically, not an apostate. And yet, apostate I am!
Ironically, they fail to understand that one of my core disagreement with the JW was that very technicality. Being a Christian is meant to be all about love. What does love have to do with technicality? Nothing.