Here is a curious fact. Open futurists and fatalists both are committed to the claim that
- It is not true that tomorrow I will freely choose what to eat for lunch.
In fact, just as fatalists are, open futurists may be committed to the claim that
- It is not true that I will ever make any indeterministic free choices.
Of course, the agreement between open futurists and fatalists only goes so far. Typical open futurists will say that in the past I made some free choices, while fatalists will deny that. Also, fatalists are going to replace the "not true" in (1) and (2) with "false", which some open futurists will resist. But there is still an irony that a view motivated by a desire to maintain one's freedom makes it impossible to say that one will make a free choice.