Any thoughts on this topic? Probably not well known or understood. Below is but one link that will help give a deeper understanding of the concept.
Spiritual bypassing describes a tendency to use spiritual explanations to avoid complex psychological issues.
The term was first coined during the early 1980s by a transpersonal psychotherapist named John Welwood in his book Toward a Psychology of Awakening. According to Welwood, spiritual bypassing can be defined as a "tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks.
very much the same, yes. I suppose there are nuances but frankly I've not delved that deep into it as I, much like you, don't care to really dig in past the fact that it's simply a form of denial.