Non-philosophers: tell me how you view philosophy

Since I’m toying with the idea of giving talks to atheist/skeptic groups on philosophy, I feel like I should get a better sense of where my hypothetical audience would likely be coming from. So: how do you view philosophy? What do you hope for from the philosophers in the atheist and skeptic movements? What questions would you want answered in such a talk? Heck, consider this an open thread to talk about philosophy if you like.

Warren Buffett's son is almost completely wrong about charity
What are you going to do with that?
Philosopher's Carnival March 2014
Paper on Plantinga and classical foundationalism