pna-inaccurate Edit

How much of this really needs to be here? Most of this is non-canon, and completely w/o Star Trek relevance. -- THOR 11:57, 18 Mar 2005 (EST)

Removed {{pna-inaccurate}} it seems the relevance to Star Trek is their via the TOS: "Catspaw" episode -- Q 06:09, 20 Mar 2005 (EST)

The {{pna-inaccurate}} was for this content:

  • Throughout much of the common era, a witch was a woman thought to possess magical powers called granted to her by a compact with the Devil, a powerful and evil being. The Devil, a fallen angel (or servant of God) was usually interested in tempting mortals to their doom. To this end, the Devil would grant favors or powers, usually in exchange for the recipient's soul, a metaphysical quality of the individual believed by some to be immortal.
  • Historians generally believe that stories of witches and witchcraft arose from certain pagan practices, such as the uses of herbs for their medicinal value. Individuals versed in such lore were also often sought for spiritual advice. The Roman Catholic Church saw them as competitors and cast them into the role of servants of evil.
  • In the early 20th century, a naturalistic faith called Wicca arose. Its practioners also called themselves witches. Wiccans have inherited much of the distrust of witches and witchcraft promulgated by the Catholic Church over the centuries. All Wiccans are witches, but not all witches are Wiccans; Wicca and witchcraft are not interchangeable terms.

which Gvsualan duly removed; but left the {{pna-inaccurate}} tag. That's why it was there. -- THOR 13:21, 20 Mar 2005 (EST)

Being a Witch, a Witch who practices Lothlorien Wicca, much of this article is - from my perspective - quite inaccurate and even patently offensive. Considerable correction - or deletion - seems warranted. --Fenian 23:00, 7 Oct 2005 (UTC)
A witch is a canon part of Trek, but only the Trick or Treat version of the witch. This reference has nothing to do with Wicca, although if you wish to reword it to specify that be my guest. --TOSrules 23:23, 7 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Thank you for your note. I shall have to review the episode to learn precisely what is truly canonical about these descriptions of the "witch". I question if the first sentence is truly canonical - after all, we know little regarding how Star Trek's universe regarded the "witch" throughout its history. --Fenian 14:29, 8 Oct 2005 (UTC)
The reference to "The Magicks of Megas-Tu" addresses my concerns. It seems the divergence between Trek canon Earth and this Earth dates back to well before the Witch-craze, allowing an extra-terrestrial explanation for that association between witches and evil which on "our" Earth is attributable primarily to medieval misogyny. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Fenian (talk • contribs).