I have been thinking about values a lot lately. Why am I a Druid? Why do I follow this path? What are the values that tie in to all that, and are those values what attracted me to Druidry and Celtic Paganism?
1. The use of idols or graven images in plant, animal or human form.
2. Spellcraft, magic and divination of the future.
3. Portrayals of kinship with plants or animals, particularly dressing up as such.
4. A belief that it's possible to achieve salvation or enlightenment by one's own effort without the intercession of deity. (Sometimes known within Christianity as the Palagian heresy.)
5. The enjoyment of activities like music, dancing, feasting and sex as spiritual pursuits.
6. Belief that deity can be contacted without the help of a priesthood or scripture, and that deity can be found within.
Today, of course, some Christians, Muslims or Jews would not be at odds with some of these six. However, the point here isn't to look for differences and similarities, but simply to ask, "What are some of the important identifying aspects of Paganism, and do these align with my values?" I would have to say "yes".