If anything, wouldn't BTC be satanic? Sounds a bit like the supra-national currency mentioned in Revelations, and I'm sure that 666 has popped up in the blockchain here and there.
Well - I thought about that label long enough... If you notice, its use ranges from paying for an Avatar LSD-laced blotter or a hooker to achieving the ultimate Libertarian pipe dream of decentralized currency, Fed-elimination, etc.
If you think along those lines, there are people here who think Jesus wasn't real... or maybe that he was a liar or a lunatic, or a mere human like us.
Judging by how POLARIZING BitCoin is, it led me to my original title of labeling BitCoin as JesusCoin. It is based in nothing other than people's willingness to use it for X, Y and Z.
You could say that ultimately, BitCoin is going to drive out the best and the worst in people to the surface.... and as with anything, Good will prevail in the end.
Whomever designed it, knows human nature all too well. If the designers' context was to scam people, the only ones that will get scammed are those who are desirous of making money quickly. However, it has attracted all kinds of people... not just men with larceny and greed in their heart.
The evidence doesn't lend itself that way (Evil) however - they've made EVERYTHING public, source code, algorithms, implementations - up for grabs and up for review. This kind of utter transparency does not come, at least in my view, from a malicious context. It comes with a desire to do Good, e.g. to serve the Lord and worship Him. There are people who can understand the algorithm, take it to its logical extreme and break it, if it can be broken easily, that is, if you could do a double-spend easily....
Jesus also did not hide anything. He came to do the Father's business. He led a virtuous and transparent life.
In the end, NO SCAM can endure the test of time. No lie stays forever hidden. No secret remains forever buried. This is a fact - and you can test this at your own leisure (or peril....).
Satoshi, in my view, is not a person - but a group of people with an understanding of a little bit more than just software engineering (that's what I do, and I could write my own BitCoin client but I could not have come up with the BitCoin idea without a M.S. in economics and some applied experience. I know human nature enough to get by, but I do not know economics all that well....).
I thought at first it is Satanic, and a scam- and while I do believe it is intended to leave quite a few people believing that exactly, I somehow feel ultimately the idea behind it is designed to help ALL people.....
Of course, I could be wrong for I'm merely human..... but then so could all the miners too, right?