Luther became infuriated with Johann Tetzel’s practice of selling indulgences to shorten a person’s time in purgatory. Tetzel was bleeding the people of Germany dry with his false promises. There was even a popu-lar saying about the indulgences: “As soon as the coin in the coffer rings the soul from purgatory springs.” The money garnered from these sales was to go to rebuilding St. Peter’s in Rome, but was being used in all kinds of corrupt ways. Luther finally felt it was time to have an academic debate on the wisdom of selling indulgences. On All Saints Day, October 31, 1517 Martin Luther walked to the castle church in Wittenberg and posted his 95 Theses on the door expecting a debate. Instead of getting the debate he desired, Luther began an unexpected Reformation movement.