A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 11, 2021
“Why did Jesus cross the road?"/"He didn’t. Jesus rode the cross.”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?"/"To get to the other side” is a classic riddle from the 19th century. There are several versions involving Jesus.

“Why did Jesus cross the road?"/"Because he was nailed to the chicken” is a version that has been popular since at least the early 1980s.

“Why did Jesus run to the other side of the road? To get a cross” was posted on the newsgroup rec.running on January 25, 2005. “Why did Jesus cross the road? To get a-cross” was posted on Twitter by 登呂仏太 on February 8, 2012. “Why did Jesus cross the road? (...) To get a cross” was posted on Reddit—AntiJokes on August 7, 2013. “Why did Jesus cross the road? (...) To get a-cross” was posted on Reddit—AskReddit on August 25, 2020.

“Why did Jesus cross the road? HE DIDN’T! He rode the cross” was posted on Twitter by Dave Lee on March 12, 2010. “Why did Jesus cross the road? He didn’t, he rode the cross” was posted on Twitter by Hector on November 20, 2011. “Why did Jesus cross the road? He didn’t, Jesus rode the cross!” was posted on Twitter by Bob Kostic on February 22, 2012. “Why did Jesus cross the road? Sorry, that was a typo. Rather, He in fact rode on a cross” was posted on Reddit—AntiJokes later on February 22, 2012.

“Why did Jesus cross the road? God knows” was posted on Twitter by KR15 KOT on October 29, 2011. “Why did Jesus cross the road ? God knows...” was posted on Twitter by Dean Anthony Gratton on November 2, 2011. “Why did Jesus cross the road? God knows..” was posted on Twitter by Tim O’Neill on November 4, 2011.

“why did jesus cross the road? It was a cross-walk” was posted on Twitter by Erik Mehlsen on January 13, 2012. “Why did Jesus cross the road? He saw a crosswalk” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on April 26, 2017.


Google Groups: rec.running
*IMPORTANT* Message for Google Group users!
bikeme
Jan 25, 2005, 8:04:11 PM
(...)
Why did Jesus run to the other side of the road? To get a cross.

Twitter
Dave Lee
@davelee
Replying to @ishmatt
@ishmatt You mug. My insight is legendary. Joke: Why did Jesus cross the road? HE DIDN’T! He rode the cross.
6:52 AM · Mar 12, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Yaya
@Yaya
Why did Jesus cross the road? He needed to put it down somewhere. *Christian crickets*
7:44 PM · Mar 15, 2011·Echofon Android

Twitter
KR15 KOT
@kriskott
Why did Jesus cross the road?
God knows
1:22 PM · Oct 29, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Dean Anthony Gratton
@grattonboy
Why did Jesus cross the road ? God knows…
2:39 PM · Nov 2, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Tim O’Neill
@dezignguy
Why did Jesus cross the road?
God knows..
8:32 PM · Nov 4, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Hector
@Not_From_Troy
Why did Jesus cross the road?
He didn’t, he rode the cross.
#BlasphemySunday #TeamJesus #atheism #atheist #antitheism #skeptic #humor
9:05 AM · Nov 20, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Erik Mehlsen
@erikmehlsen
why did jesus cross the road? It was a cross-walk #erikmehlsencomedyroutine
11:05 AM · Jan 13, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
27Mei
@PhetlhuR
Why did Jesus cross the road? God knows
8:56 AM · Jan 20, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
登呂仏太
@torobutta
なんとなく、デーブさん?(笑)
Why did Jesus cross the road?
To get a-cross.
3:27 AM · Feb 8, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
Why did Jesus cross the road?
He didn’t, Jesus rode the cross!
5:32 AM · Feb 22, 2012·TweetDeck

Reddit—AntiJokes
Posted by u/selfabortion February 22, 2012
Why did Jesus cross the road?
Sorry, that was a typo. Rather, He in fact rode on a cross.

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
Why did Jesus cross the road?
He didn’t, Jesus rode the cross!
10:23 AM · Apr 7, 2012·TweetDeck

Reddit—AntiJokes
Posted by u/Zormut August 7, 2013
Why did Jesus cross the road?
I have no idea, just wanted to hear your opinion.
COMMENTS
selfabortion
To get a cross

Twitter
Daisy ☯
@ohday_c
“Why did Jesus cross the road ?
Trick question . Jesus rode the cross .”
11:23 AM · Feb 13, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/cheetohinchief April 26, 2017
Why did Jesus cross the road?
He saw a crosswalk.

Twitter
King of Tωitter
@TonyNoland
A #Christmas joke for @UnvirtuousAbbey and @JesusOfNaz316:
Q. Why did Jesus cross the road?
A. He didn’t - he rode the cross.
10:22 PM · Dec 21, 2017 from Pennsylvania, USA·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/DiamondShard15 April 23, 2018
Why did Jesus cross the road?
He didn’t, he rode the cross.

Reddit—Darkjokes
Posted by u/Serafalll December 19, 2018
Why did Jesus cross the road?
He didnt cross the road he rode the cross

Twitter
It was the Busta Rhymes, it was the worsta rhymes
@Trilliam_Yeats
Why did Jesus go to the other side of the road?
To get a cross
7:15 PM · Jul 30, 2019 from Pittsburg, CA·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Keith Dixon
@Keithdub75
Replying to @MrMichaelSpicer
Why did Jesus cross the road? To get a cross.
11:31 AM · Apr 9, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Steven Opitz
@GhostieGuitars
Replying to @PrinceOfAtheism
why did jesus cross the road?....to get a cross
1:03 AM · May 5, 2020·Twitter Web App

Reddit—AskReddit
Posted by u/2pOcket2cHange August 25, 2020
Why did Jesus cross the road?
COMMENTS
[deleted]
to get a-cross!

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/martianrome April 11, 2021
Why does Jesus stay on the other side of the road?
He’s afraid to get across

Posted by Barry Popik
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