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One should respect the religion of others as much as one's.
One should respect the religions of others as much as one's.

One behaves as singular and takes singular noun/pronoun and helping verb. So, we should be using religion in the sentence. But the answer to the question is religions. Is there any rule I am missing?

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  • If someone's religious law demands that they punch me in the ear once a year, I will respect their religion -- by refusing to allow them to be in a position to enforce their religious law.
    – Jasper
    Oct 20 '15 at 4:05
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A single person can follow multiple religions. So, if you are suggesting someone to respect others' religions, it's quite valid. The latter part of the sentence, though, needs some correction. I have made the correction in bold.

One should respect the religions of others as much as one's own.

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