the catholic position on €noch is misguided. The sole basis is Jesus saying there is no marrying or being given in marriage in heaven... Quoting: Anonymous Coward 50671141
Angels didn't "marry" or have sex in heaven... They always came to Earth to have sex with mankind. The bible does not contradict and Jesus speaks truth. One must wonder if a major reason that angels fell was their consuming desire to have sex. It also ties in with my lust is such a heinous sin in Gods eyes. Perhaps when we lust and fornicate we are participating in the original sin of the sons of god who left their heavenly abode.
The book of Jude references Enoch and its well known that 1st century Jews would have held these opinions on angels, read the works of Josephus... Its stated matter of factly that this was the perception.
Angels corrupting human DNA and perverting the human race was the major reason for the flood (Noah was saved because he was clean or genetically pure), the reason for the genocide of Canaan and its precisely why geneaologies were so important to Jews... Jesus had to come from a pure bloodline. The bible is unified on this!
You make some good points. I would like to add that it doesn't exactly say that the fallen wanted sex. Instead, it mentions that they want to produce children, like the humans do. In essence, they wanted to create something from themselves. Sex was just the (enjoyable) method of getting what they really wanted.
We also see this in that the fallen took a lot of time in teaching their hybrids everything that they knew about the physical world. Thus, they were investing time in their kids, making sure they got the best education they could.
We can see this in the Book of Enoch in God's reprimand of the fallen through Enoch;
First He says to them, listen, I made you (angels) eternal spirits. Thus, you have no need to "continue"/replace yourselves through a new generation. Humans were created as mortals, and for this reason I made them men and women, and gave them children.
Second, the offspring you did produce are damned, as they are born of (pre-Christ) human sin (fallen status = damned souls) and eternal spirits (angels). This equals eternally damned souls with zero chance of redemption. (Small wonder they were out-of-control, greedy, warring cannibals.)
Third, the stuff you taught your hybrid kids is both destructive and nothing. There is so much more to the universe that you angels never got the chance to learn yet, and now you will never get the chance to learn it, nor will they.
Forth, you were too cowardly to come to me and ask forgiveness? You send Enoch on your behalves, instead? When it is your job to serve humanity, not the other way around?
Shame on you!
I am going to bind you up and make you watch their destruction, except for 10% of them, which I have given to the accuser of mankind, so that he can do as I have consented. The spirits of your disembodied children will walk the earth until the final judgment.
Enoch, are you getting all of this? I really didn't want humanity to be taught writing just yet, but since so many people know how to do it now, you might as well learn, too, because I want you to write down what has happened, plus a few messages to future generations.
Ok, it doesn't go exactly like that, but it does give the gist of things. As you can see, the angels weren't really pervs. They wanted to create images of themselves without need for it. Disaster ensued.