I find it odd that some people are. The dark makes you blind, true, much like ignorance. And I can understand disliking ignorance. If you don't know things, you're blinder than I am without my glasses.
I guess, fear of the dark is fear of ignorance. Which makes sense, I guess.
But nevertheless, sometimes I stand in my window looking outside into the blackness, and I'm not afraid of it, because I know, if I have a light, I can chase it away.
And if I don't have a light?
Night vision. Hehe.