Because my passion so far has been exposing government-funded sacred cows and disrupting statist narratives, I am an apostate.
At first, he was sentenced to execution for being an apostate.
An apostate and an atheist, she has rejected Islam as her personal creed, and she calls on Muslims, effectively, to do the same.
mid-14c., "one who forsakes his religion or faith," from Old French apostate (Modern French apostat) and directly from Late Latin apostata, from Greek apostasia "defection, desertion, rebellion," from apostenai "to defect," literally "to stand off," from apo- "away from" (see apo-) + stenai "to stand." Used in non-religious situations (politics, etc.) from mid-14c.
late 14c.; see apostate (n.).