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We often seek for the past of the dead and in doing so can discover many things. Here is an example of what I mean. Let's say that a man comes to town from somewhere no one knows. In one day this man changed the entire town. He made it better by helping the people, helping kids, saving people, fixing disasters, and literally putting his life on the line. After a year of being the mysterious stranger that made the town a better place, he began to get sick. He dies within a week from cancer and was held at a high honor, but we can't just let him lie we have to go and look for his past. The townspeople go searching for anything they could find on him. 5 years of searching and finally someone found the man’s history. They found out he was a serial killer that strangled women to death and raped little boys while making their parents watch.
With the information they found they were able to completely diminish the good, honorable man he was when he died. Instead of keeping it to themselves they spread it and now people want more answers about the horrifying serial killer. The man only wanted to do some good before he kicked the bucket which he already knew was coming so he wanted to die a good man knowing that he faced hell later
People want to discover all these secrets of those who die no matter the age, gender, orientation, etc.; and they forget they are dead, and are at rest.
So, I say let dead mean lie