It's much much worse than that... A human virus has to get really lucky and accidentally evolve features necessary to bind to our receptor sites. Virus authors, on the other hand, can use virustotal.com to see who can detect their stuff and evolve as necessary to avoid detection.
Presumably because the arrangement of ones and zeros took hours of someone's life... they should really get paid for that. Aside from the lotto winners (angry birds, etc) the vast majority of developers make less than minimum wage off the apps. I have one that's sold close to a thousand copies and I'm still only at about $5.50/hour. So while stealing is clearly the wrong word (since you didn't deprive me of anything); copyright infringement applies and you should really feel pretty guilty -- particularly if you find my app useful.
Actually, I think what the OP did was right. Assumed X and made conclusions from it. That's the only unambiguous way to name the fallacy imo. I'm saddened by the loss of begging the question, that's all.
They said it was proprietary to get you off the phone -- they straight up don't know the answer and were tired of talking to you. You have no way to measure the transport overhead, but they're clearly counting it. Life goes on.
Is your quote supposed to be something he said that was wrong (is that even a quote)? I think he got it right. The god written about in the old testament is a horrible person, and all those things are definitely aspects of the character as written; not that I think that's who modern Christians are worshiping -- they like a cloudier version made of Love or something.
So this is one of those spammers that buys hundreds of stupid domains just to get around all my blocking software? Honestly, I wish it was illegal for him to buy any more then. NOBODY wants that mail and if they signed up for it, THEY DIDN'T KNOW they did it.