No one is beyond redemption.
I see that forgiveness is a big problem for some atheists.
What about Satan? Does he qualify for redemption? Or was your above statement false?
Forgiveness is not a problem for atheists. It's a problem for Christians, since in your worldview, forgiveness is dependent upon accepting the death of an innocent person as the source of forgiveness. As an atheist, I feel that being forgiven through accepting an explicitly and deliberately evil event is appalling. Christians are happy to bathe in the blood of the innocent so long as it benefits them. Vicarious redemption is disgusting and inhumane and cruel and sickening and immoral means of achieving forgiveness. If there is an all knowing, all loving all powerful creator of the universe, and his BEST and ONLY solution to the evils of humanity, and the only way to provide redemption, is through yet ANOTHER act of evil, then he is just a gigantic dick. Fortunately, it is just a fairy tale. Unfortunately, pathetic saps like yourself gobble it up, and think you are part of some great divine plan, and that you are so important because God loves you and gave you a chance to "redeem" yourself through death worship and ritual cannibalism. And then you call yourselves humble.
Here's an uncomfortable possibility. Ok, so we know, from the Bible, that God likes to fuck with people, and receive endless amounts of praise, and that he has jealousy issues and an ego problem. Suppose, just for shits and giggle, the REAL reason he sent Jesus to earth was to see how many people would in fact be fooled into worshiping the death of an innocent in order to save themselves. Now let's suppose that, when they die, Christians come before God, and he says "I am so disappointed in you. You chose to praise a terrible act of evil as a wonderful thing all for your own benefit. You are selfish and sick and demonstrative of why I had to try to wipe you people out in that whole Noah affair. Don't you assholes ever learn? This whole thing was a test. I thought that I would make it easy for you, and give you only one thing to show that you were decent people. All you had to do was NOT accept the blood of the lamb as the price for your sins, and take responsibility for your own actions, and you would be saved. You were supposed to reject the idea of an innocent's death as atonement for your sins, not grasp onto it with both hands! But you couldn't even do this simple thing! Because you were deceived into accepting evil, into bargaining with another man's life for your own, you get to spend eternity in hell. Sucks to to be you doesn't it?, By the way, Mr. Dawkins, Mr. Hitchens, Mr. Sagan, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Harris, welcome. I have so much awesome stuff to share with you. But first, I have to deal with these sheep. Anyone like roasted lamb?" and then he presses a button, and you are tipped into a pit of flames, like Dr. Evil does to Will Ferrell. If there is a God, and he has ANY sense of justice, irony, and honesty, this is surely what awaits you and your fellow Christians. Make sure to bring plenty of marshmallows.