Death is a scary concept.  It's the concept of the unknown. It's the concept of leaving behind everything that you knew for something that you don't.  It's the idea that you may not be strong enough to endure what is to come after this life.  I don't believe that Death is scary.  It's just another passage to another life.  I know that, one day, he'll come to collect my soul like he has for many in the past.  I don't believe that he is keeping it, though.  I believe that he's just helping it along to the next part of my life.