Long before the church's koran burning days, i had some fun with people online by burning bibles in their name. before you get into it, for the dollar i spent on the copies of the bible it was well worth the reaction. I burned mass produced books that cost a dollar and people freaked out like i had torched jesus himself. It is just a book to me, and to make me feel it is some sort of protected thing is ridiculous. i did not burn anyone's private keepsake religious memento. I certainly could never censor or destroy such a widely distributed work from society by burning a couple of dollar store copies. No, it was purely to show that people took things way too seriously, and they most certainly helped me with that lesson. A couple of years later those same people who sent me death threats were cheering the burning of the koran by churches. hell, some of them may even have burned a koran themselves. You really do not understand the paper contains no power unless you give it to the paper. It is just ink and some plants. It is the words that should matter over the symbol and even you cannot see that.
As for the buddha thing I do believe his anti-pride stance would have certainly made him reject the idea that a piece of paper holds some divinity. Not to mention ignoring the wisdom of such an assignment and the realities it teaches you of the world because of said sanctified pretext over a piece of paper is probably not a part of his teachings either. What you are referring to is the basic tenant of materialism. That worthless piece of paper becomes important and valuable to you, and because of that you cause problems for yourself and others. Not very mindful if you ask me.