As a 'sell' for exiting the Matrix, Morpheus gives Neo an inspirational speech about how we have free will.
Morpheus: .. Do you believe in fate, Neo?
Morpheus: Why not?
Neo: Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life.
Morpheus: I know exactly what you mean. ..
Yet it seems the freed humans don't really know what to do unless prompted by a prophecy from the Oracle.
Later in Matrix Reloaded, when arguing with the other captains about whether to stay on trying to locate the Oracle, Morpheus then gives a 'flip-side' speech about how their doubts in his belief of the prophecies of the Oracle does not sway him to their point of view.
Belief in a prophecy is effectively a belief in the fate predicted by that prophecy. It stands to reason that if the freed humans have free will, the prophecies would be meaningless. If the prophecy is true, it suggests that humans are merely slaves to that fate and any 'free will' is an illusion.
Did I miss something, or is this a plot-hole?