This post is showing a contradiction in the existence of a first cause, meaning maybe it's not possible for it to exist. You might not get this immediately so look at the second paragraph and read again, for now just read this (can you get this?): a first cause is eternal, meaning it is timeless, never ending. You can't apply seconds to it if it is eternal, all of its processes are eternal, its process of causation is also eternal, thus since its causation process doesn't end, it will continue to cause forever, being eternal in the timeless sense, without a beginning and end. Now, I say this: if a first cause's causation doesn't end, it will continue to cause over and over the exact same thing as its causation of that thing doesn't end. However, this means that the law of identity would be violated, because how can there be two of the same thing? If it continues to cause that thing then that would mean that there are two things that are the same, but everything is equal to itself. This would go against the law of identity, so how do we overcome this contradiction? I thought of something: non-beings lack properties, and this is important because of the fact that we can say that our abstract understanding is wrong. But then I thought of this: maybe we can't define the being abstractly since it's transcendent, but it seems I need help from someone else on this.
Mind you, an inherent aspect of a first cause is its ability to cause, and its actual act of causing is also never ending. "Inherent" meaning a permanent aspect of it, because we know causation is an aspect of the first cause that is inherent to it. If it wasn't permanent, it would mean that it would have an aspect that was added to it, which is impossible because it is eternal and timeless and can't change. So, its causation (being an inherent aspect of it) is eternal, and this process is a non-timely process which takes place in causing it is never ending.
This seems to expose a contradiction in logic and reasoning itself, as there has to be a first cause. For example, let's say that something came into existence without being given rise to: what gave rise to it is the very thing that allows it to happen, so no causality is a contradiction. Yet, causality also leads to a contradiction. A first cause has to exist if everything that begins to exist has a cause, as an infinite regress of causes leads to infinite past. An infinite past before this moment is impossible as the past is something that ends, however, infinity in this sense can't end. If time is infinite, by definition it can't end. So there needs to be a first cause if everything has a cause, as there can't be an infinite amount of caused things in the past. Time has to begin, and in that case time needs a cause.