I make no such promise. Once again,*I AGREE* that an object cannot cause itself. But I do not agree that this means it is caused by something else. I could simply be uncaused.
Unlike you, I admit the possibility that there are uncaused events. There is even evidence of such things. One problem is simply getting a precise definition of the term 'to cause'.
The best definition I have seen for 'A causes B' is that when 'A" is an initial condition, then the physical laws predict 'B' at a later time. By this definition, causality requires both time and physical laws. Because of this, it is incoherent to talk about a cause for either time or of physical laws.
If this is NOT your definition of 'A causes B', then please provide *your* definition. In particular, please give a definition where the concept of 'a cause of time' is coherent. Up to now, I have seen no definition that makes this coherent.
Would you please provide the evidences you claim there are for uncaused events? Thank you. And for time it is a human concept to measure the motion of matter. Hence the definition of time as an accident of matter in motion.