I wouldn't agree with the statement.Neither of the two are holy. Why because its one's practice which matters not what some one writes. If you choose to believe that, by touching the bones of the martyr,you will get healed,so it will be,even if these bones are exchanged with a sinner's you will still get healed-because you have faith and by faith you will get healed and not the bones healing you.
And if a scholar wrote a matra for you to chant believing that all that you want will come to you,and if you do it with faith, you will obtain it.
So all in all, its you the individual and your faith that is important and not the other way round.
Meaning that, we choose to be who we are.
Thanks for asking dear