Problems in Contingency I: Serial Contingency and Polytheism
The argument for God as the first cause of serial contingency is an argument for polytheism. However, the argument fails because God cannot confer on even one creature the divine power of creation, let alone on many and that by serial transmission. Yet, he would be able to do so, if God were the first cause of a causal series of beings.
Polytheism: The First Cause in a Progressive Line as God
It is popular to propose that the linear regression of serial causality must terminate in a first cause in line, which is then identified as God. However, the very concept