Imo - anyone who thinks any particularly technology is the work of the devil seems to be missing the point that it's *always* about the person using the technology, not the technology itself.
It's never been easier to make bad music (or bad films, or bad art, or bad books etc) but it's *our* problem, not the technology.
To me MIDI sounds wrong, compared with live playing on synths.
By "MIDI" in this context, what I think you mean is "painting in notes manually in a DAW" sounds wrong, compared to playing the part (by a musician who can effectively and musically play a keyboard). This is because it's very difficult to manually, consciously program in musical feel. It's not impossible, but it is hard, and generally, if you have enough ability to know what feel is to program it effectively, you probably have enough ability to play it that way.
But don't equate MIDI to "painting by numbers in the edit pages of a DAW' because those are two completely different concepts. You can happily record live playing via MIDI (and audio at the same time if you wish) and use the possibilities of MIDI to good creative use.
Ultimately, no technique is bad, it's the end results that count. Plenty of people who can't play instruments have made worthwhile music, and music that would never have been made by a more traditional approach.