In the Kingdom of Heaven movie, why would the knight say Jerusalem is the center of the world to ask forgiveness?
This part is in the very beginning of the movie where the knight went to look for his son Balian.
This is the script for the movie if it helps:
Godfrey of Ibelin: God has made us man. We must suffer all. I also have lost. Some say Jerusalem is the very center of the world for asking forgiveness. For myself, I call it here. Now. I knew your namesake. I knew your mother. To be courteous, I should say that it was against her objections. But I was the lord's brother and she had no choice. But I did not force her. I have forgiveness to ask of you. I am Godfrey, the Baron of Ibelin. I have one hundred men at arms in Jerusalem. If you come with me, you will have a living... and... you will have my thanks. There it is.
Balian of Ibelin: Whoever you are, my lord... my place is here.
Godfrey of Ibelin: What made it your place is now dead. You will never see me again. If you want anything of me, take it now.
Balian of Ibelin: I want nothing.
Godfrey of Ibelin: I am sorry for your troubles. God protect you.